Under2 Coalition General Assembly at COP28 UAE

Sunday, 3 December 2023

The Under2 Coalition was proud to host its General Assembly alongside COP28 in Dubai.

We convened critical decision-makers from government and business to facilitate greater cooperation and accelerate change across sectors - Uniting Leaders, Driving Change.


What is the Under2 Coalition General Assembly?

Back for its eighth year, the Under2 Coalition General Assembly is the annual meeting of our leading state and regional governments. ​

It brings us together to share knowledge and first-hand experience of climate action and to challenge the international community to increase its ambition and play its part.​

Check out the full recap of the Under2 Coalition at COP28 UAE in our 2023 report. 

Check out exclusive on location interviews from the Under2 Coalition General Assembly.


Why is COP28 important for the Under2 Coalition?

States and regions are key players on the path to global net zero emissions, with the most significant mitigation potential of any subnational or non-state actor group (NewClimate Institute et al., 2021).​

COP28 will offer a crucial moment to supercharge subnational efforts to move further and faster on climate progress. ​

We hope that for the first time in the history of COP, local leaders will receive the funding, authority, and support from national governments to deliver results and help us keep 1.5 degrees alive.​

Alongside the Under2 Coalition General Assembly, we’ll be involved with wider activities at COP28 UAE

What's the event format?

The Under2 Coalition General Assembly at COP28 UAE program consisted of one core morning plenary, an afternoon of spotlight breakout sessions and an evening reception. 

Main agenda

View the main agenda

Breakout sessions

View the agenda for breakout sessions


5.30pm – 7.00​pm

We'll bring our attendees back together for refreshments and networking. We'll celebrate recent climate action and debate the next steps needed to progress commitments and collaboration.


What time zone is the event happening in?

It will be held in the UAE time zone, which is Gulf Standard Time – GMT +4. See the event timing in your local time zone.

Will the event be streamed online?

Unfortunately, there will be no virtual attendance option for this event.  

How many people can attend per organisation?

Due to capacity limitations, we'll be restricting the delegations to two people per organisation. For Under2 Coalition members, we're happy to accept five people per organisation.  

How can I find out more about sponsorship opportunities?

Please contact the sponsorship team at Climate Group. 

How can I find out more about speaking opportunities?

Interested in speaking at the General Assembly? Register your interest to speak.

How can I submit any media enquiries?

Please email [email protected].

Who should I contact if I have an announcement or want to launch something?

Please reach out to communications lead Sophie Benger [email protected].  

Sponsors and Partners

These organisations are proud to support the states and regions of the Under2 Coalition. We're grateful to our sponsors and partners for their support.  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the team.