The 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – or the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28 – took place from 30 November to 12 December 2023, in Dubai, UAE. 

See daily highlights from the Commonwealth Secretariat at COP28

A voice for all the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, led a team of international policy experts and climate specialists from the Commonwealth Secretariat to COP28.

The team engaged in advocacy for urgent global climate action, amplified the voice of small states and vulnerable countries of the Commonwealth, strengthened networks and partnerships and exchanged knowledge and best practices to support climate change adaptation and mitigation in member countries. 

Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, delivered her statement to COP28


Commonwealth Pavilion

The Commonwealth Secretariat hosted a pavilion at COP28, as a hub for member countries, development partners and other collaborators to use for events, presentations and networking sessions.

Commonwealth Pavilion at COP28


Schedule of events

This schedule is being updated regularly, with event agendas, speakers and flyers linked where available below. Unless otherwise noted, all events are hosted at the Commonwealth Pavilion at COP28. Please note that all times are in GMT +4 (GST).

For more information about Commonwealth activities at COP28, please contact the Climate Change section.


Photos from COP28

2.5 billion
citizens live in Commonwealth countries,
with over 60 per cent aged 29 or under.
Just 15%
of the world’s CO2 emissions are generated by the 56 Commonwealth countries.
8.8 million
square kilometres of forest land is covered by Commonwealth countries.
of the world’s coral reefs are in the Commonwealth.
Commonwealth countries border the ocean, including 25 small island developing states.

Media contact

For media enquiries and interview bids for the Commonwealth Secretary-General or Commonwealth Secretariat experts, please contact: [email protected] or:

  • Snober Abbasi  Senior Communications Officer, Communications Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
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