COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum: day 1

Accelerating climate action and industry transformation

The COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum, which will take place on 1 and 2 December 2023, will bring together more than 1,000 philanthropists, CEOs, and and Heads of State/Government from around the world.

The two-day programme aims create a platform for private sector engagement and to expedite solutions and high-level outcomes based on the COP28 Action Agenda’s four key pillars of Energy Transition, Climate Finance, People & Nature, and Inclusion.

‘A Showcase Compendium of Collective Action’ was announced to outline these initiatives, which include: 

  • The Climate Investment Platform a climate tech fund to scale up proven climate technologies in the Global South focussing on emissions reduction.
  • The Climate and Nature Moonshots funding for innovation projects focussed on Coral Restoration and Energy Transitions.
  • The First Movers Coalition a coalition that commits to purchasing products/services based on clean technologies to support the decarbonisation of high emitting industrial sectors.
  • The Indigenous People’s Outcome a fund to provide direct financing for Indigenous Peoples and organisations, to help them protect and restore nature and biodiversity.

You can read the full programme for Day 1 here


Day 1 speakers include:

  • Bill Gates
    Co-chair and board member of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Badr Jafar
    Special Representative for Business & Philanthropy, COP28
  • Nandan Nilekani
    Co-founder and chairperson of Infosys
  • Patrice Motsepe
    Founder and chairperson of African Rainbow Minerals
  • Akinwumi Adesina
    President of the African Development Bank


This event is hosted by the COP28 presidency at Expo City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Register here

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