Wind turbines line the horizon November 24, 2021, along Interstate 5 in Livermore, California. (© Christine Birch Ferrelli)

Below you will find links to announcements from the Department of State related directly to COP28. Announcements may show up under more than one section, if related to multiple ideas. Tags under Sector are related to the industry the announcement impacts, Approach aligns to the way in which the announced work will operate – through adaptation, mitigation, finance or encouraging advocacy. Finally, the section on Actors includes organizations that might be supportive of U.S. Government efforts through the announced work.

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General Releases

 Sector 
Agriculture

Addressing climate impacts associated with agriculture and promoting sustainable agricultural practices are key to a future with good jobs and quality food for all.  At COP28, the United States is highlighting initiatives that deliver food security and climate benefits through climate-smart agricultural practices, training, and research to support more resilient crops throughout the world. 

Agriculture

 Sector 
Energy

Greenhouse gas pollution from the energy sector, including power sector, transportation, and industry, is the primary driver of the climate crisis.  At COP28, the United States is highlighting how we are working to decarbonize the energy sector by shifting to clean sources of energy. 

Energy

 Sector 
Gender/Youth

Around the world, women and youth often bear the greatest impacts of climate change. At COP28, the United States is highlighting initiatives that empower women and youth working on the climate crisis through training, entrepreneurial accelerators and more. 

Gender/Youth

 Sector 
Health

The climate crisis is affecting the health of people around the world. Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is impacting developing lungs, changing ecosystems are exposing people to different diseases, and healthcare services are having to stretch to serve people affected by heat waves and climate-linked disasters. At COP28, the United States is highlighting efforts to make sure people across the globe can live healthy lives despite these challenges.

Health

 Sector 
Methane

Emissions of methane and other non-CO2 greenhouse gases, and their precursors, are responsible for over half of today’s warming but receive far less than half of global climate attention. At COP28, the United States is rolling out significant initiatives to cut emissions of methane and other super pollutants.

Methane

 Sector 
Nature

Alongside the climate crisis, the world is also facing biodiversity and pollution crises, which contribute to and are magnified by the climate crisis. At COP28, we are showcasing U.S.-led efforts with partners around the world to halt and reverse deforestation, stop plastic pollution, and to protect 30% of Earth’s land and ocean by 2030.

Nature

 Approach 
Advocacy

Around the world, diverse communities are raising their voices to advocate for climate policies, equity, and more. At COP28, the United States is working with women, girls, and other populations to educate and maximize their capacity for advocacy for their climate needs. 

Advocacy

 Approach 
Adaptation

The devastating impacts of climate change are already here, with increasing drought, flooding, wildfires, and more. At COP28, the United States is highlighting initiatives that allow communities to adapt to climate change and meet their needs in a changing environment.

Adaptation

 Approach 
Finance

The United States has pledged billions of dollars to fight the climate crisis and is working to ensure climate finance reaches the populations most vulnerable to climate change and with the fewest resources to address these challenges. U.S. announcements at COP28 are highlighting how we are doing more with public resources – and mobilizing more private sector finance to address the world’s needs related to climate change.

Finance

 Approach 
Mitigation

To keep the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the world must accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reduction in this critical decade. At COP28, the United States is demonstrating how it is engaging with the private sector and others to continue reducing our greenhouse gas pollution and minimize the most harmful potential effects of climate change.

Mitigation

 Actor 
Civil Society

In addition to governments, civil society plays a key role in implementing initiatives, harnessing funding, and collective action. At COP28, the United States is working with civil society and non-governmental organizations to make our commitments reality. 

Civil Society

 Actor 
Philanthropies

In addition to government financing, philanthropies play a role in mobilizing investment and innovation for climate adaptation and mitigation. At COP28, the United States is partnering with philanthropies to unlock funding and new approaches in key sectors to combat and adapt to climate change.

Philanthropies

 Actor 
Private Sector

The climate crisis requires a whole-of-society response. At COP28, the United States is highlighting how private sector actions and public-private partnerships can mobilize finance and catalyze solutions to the climate crisis.

Private Sector

 Actor 
Subnational Engagement

When we talk about a “whole-of-government” approach we mean that all levels of government—federal, state, and local—can take action to create more sustainable policies and programs that benefit citizens.  At COP28, we will showcase how local leaders across the United States and in partner nations are addressing the climate crisis. 

Subnational Engagement

 Actor 
Tech and Innovation

New innovations in technology are opening new possibilities to mitigate and adapt to the effects of the climate crisis. At COP28, the United States is highlighting ways to harness new technologies to address the impacts of the climate crisis, especially for low-income countries.

Tech and Innovation

U.S. Department of State

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