Peace Boat participates in the UN Climate Change Conference, COP28

Nov 28, 2023

Peace Boat will participate in COP28, the United Nations Climate Change conference to be held in Dubai, UAE, November 28 - December 12, 2023. Peace Boat will partner with other civil society organizations at COP28 to call for increased ambition on climate action and to support those on the front lines of the climate crisis, particularly Small Island Developing States (SIDS). 

“COP28 must be a clear turning point. Governments must not only agree what stronger climate actions will be taken but also start showing exactly how to deliver them”, says UNFCCC Executive-Secretary, Simon Stiell

Peace Boat will organize several side events in the UNFCCC administered Blue Zone. Several alumni of Peace Boat’s onboard capacity buliding programmes, namely the “Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme for young leaders from SIDS and the “Youth for SDGs” program launched this year for the UN Ocean Decade, Peace Boat’s “Youth for SDGs” programme was officially endorsed by IOC UNESCO as a Contribution to the UN Ocean Decade, will be present at COP28 and speaking in Peace Boat’s side events. Events focused on youth empowerment and capacity building include an offical UNFCCC side event, “Capacity Building for Intergenerational Leadership and Youth Empowerment on Climate and Ocean”, on December 10. It is co-organized with the Climate Youth Negotiators Programme (CYNP), Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition Youth Action Group (CSET Youth), Global Kids and Global Youth Development Institute, Inc. (GYDI) who are all working on ocean action. 

Peace Boat’s event at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, on December 9, will feature a discussion amongst youth leading climate ambition and climate adaptation with focus on the value of capacity building and peer to peer exchange for youth across the Pacific, as well as from other large ocean states.  Alumni from Peace Boat’s onboard programmes will be speaking at the Ocean Pavilion, the Just Transition Pavilion, the Slovenia Pavilion, the Peru Pavilion and more. 

Peace Boat will also be organizing events focused on the decarbonization of the maritime sector with Ecoship at the UN DESA SDG Pavilion, the Finland Pavilion and the Solar+ pavilion together with the International Windship Association (IWSA). 

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