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The CCSA at COP28

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator at the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28)


The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, or COP28, will be the 28th United Nations Climate Change conference, being held from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In November 2021 the prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum announced that the UAE would be hosting the 2023 conference.

Racquel Moses, the CEO of CCSA and UNFCCC Global SIDS Ambassador, is actively showcasing how CCSA is implementing climate-resilient solutions to drive forward climate action in the Caribbean region. The CCSA team’s primary focus is to facilitate connections between philanthropic organizations and financial institutions, highlighting the diverse investment prospects available in the Caribbean. This effort serves as a testament to the region’s innovative approach and its role as a climate action leader.

Discover more details in the Events Calendar, where you can also add events to your schedule and explore additional resources below.

Official CCSA COP28 Side Events

The Climate Smart Map Launch:

Empowering Climate Resilience and Sustainability Through Technology: Insights and Innovations

  • December 1st, 2023 11:00am to12:30PM GST
  • Blue Zone, Opportunity Petal, Building Oa05, Room: OA05G3, CARICOM Pavilion

The event introduces the Climate Smart Map initiative, a data-driven resource designed to inform decision-making and build resilience to climate change in the Caribbean. The session will also emphasise the importance of data and data visualisation, particularly for the Caribbean region, which has been described as a data desert. Moderated by Racquel Moses, UNFCCC Global Ambassador & CEO of the CCSA.

Green Hydrogen Implementation in the Caribbean

  • December 2, 2023  12:30 pm – 13:30 pm GST
  • Blue Zone, NDC Partnership COP28 Pavilion

This event is dedicated to fostering discussions on establishing a regional hydrogen export market in the Caribbean, showcasing the profitable alignment of these pursuits with the region’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Through engaging presentations and interactive sessions, we aim to demonstrate how pursuing NDCs can not only be economically viable but also contribute significantly to the greater good. This gathering serves as a platform for facilitating insightful discussions, sharing knowledge, and identifying collaboration opportunities, all geared towards harnessing the vast potential of the Caribbean for sustainable development while steadfastly meeting climate action commitments.

Resilience in Action: Strategies and Financing for the Future

  • December 5th, 2023 9:00am to 11:00am GST
  • Blue Zone, Opportunity Petal, Building Oa05, Room: OA05G3, CARICOM Pavilion

The 9th Investor Forum by the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator (CCSA) is being held in conjunction with the United Nations climate change summit, COP28. This event, the CCSA’s 2nd COP Side Event, centers around harnessing climate finance for supporting resilience-building projects in the Caribbean. It will provide a platform for attendees and panelists at the summit to engage with participants and speakers.