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Fighting Against Climate Change at COP28

Get ready for COP28, where nearly 200 countries will meet to take real action against climate change.

We’re not just talking; we’re setting actual goals like clean energy adoption and climate funding. COP28 is a key moment to check the progress the world is making on the Paris Agreement.

This year Smithsonian is teaming up with other attendees who share the vision for  #OurSustainablePlanet. As members of the Nature Positive Pavillion, we will leverage our knowledge, our communities, our reach to seek out new partners who can help us bridge the gap between science and action.

Why the Smithsonian?

We’re action-takers. Through our “Our Shared Future: Life on a Sustainable Planet” program, we’re engaged in transformative projects like reviving coral reefs and sending air pollution monitors to space. We need more nature-based solutions in more ecosystems and communities—and COP28 is where we can find more innovative partners to bring these solutions to life.

What is COP28?

COP28 is a global climate action planning meeting. Formally, it stands for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Convening November 30 to December 12 in Dubai, UAE, COP28 is a big deal in the climate world.

This isn’t our first rodeo. Last year at COP, we introduced our “Our Shared Future” program. Want to know more? Watch the video here.

Join Us!

The Smithsonian is sending a small group of our renowned scientists and educators to contribute our knowledge, pledge our commitments, and strike up new partnerships with like-minded organizations. Want to follow along? We’ll keep our #EarthOptimism channels open – join the conversation!

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