November 30–December 12, 2023

Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates

The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) is an annual event where delegates from countries around the world negotiate global goals for tackling climate change, present their individual countries’ plans for contributing to those goals, and report on their progress. This year’s conference (COP28) will be held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).


The Council’s PERCC lead, Jessie Pinchoff, will be attending the conference and participating in several events during the conference.

Sessions & Speakers

  1. Sunday 12/03

    • Jessie Pinchoff


    Session | 3:20-4:30 pm (GMT+4) | Uganda Pavilion (Zone B6-BLDG-71)

    Intersectionality in climate commitments: Unveiling the nexus between sexual reproductive health, gender and climate change adaptation

    Through diverse speakers and presentations from Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Nepal, USA, Tanzania, Niger, Rwanda, Madagascar among others, this session will illustrate, unveil evidence, showcase innovative solutions, and discuss the importance of incorporating sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), family planning, and gender into climate change adaptation and mitigation policies, commitments and action.


      Lightning Talk | 5:05-5:12 pm (GMT+4) | Children and Youth Pavilion

      Action on climate: What do young people prioritize at the intersection of climate, health and gender equality?

      The Population Council’s GIRL Center and PERCC Initiative, in collaboration with Women Deliver, YouthNet for Climate Justice, and and Latinas for Climate Justice have co-organized this talk that will include two co-presenters, Karin Watson (Latinas for Climate) and Sohanur Rahman (YouthNet for Climate Justice). Each will present on how climate is affecting the health of young people.


      For more information, please visit the event page.

    • Tuesday 12/05

        In-person and Online | 12:00-1:00 pm (GMT+4) | Resilience Hub (Opportunity District, Thematic Arena 1, pavilion TA1-125) and Resilience Hub Platform

        Birth in a burning world: Action for maternal and newborn health

        This session will advocate for equitable healthcare access for pregnant people, inclusion in decision-making and in climate advocacy, and strategies for managing heat-related health risks. They will also share interventions and tools that integrate heat action within maternal health services. Presenters will share research, learnings, and insights, followed by a panel to discuss what action is underway, what the key obstacles are, and why it’s essential that pregnant women and those that serve them are included in resilience planning, and by everyone, not just health workers.


        For more information on the event, go to the Resilience Hub agenda.

        To watch the event online, please register on the Resilience Hub platform.

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