Delivering climate action by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees C will require rapid transformations across our major systems – energy, industry, food, forest and land, finance and more. But we are off track. The escalating weather events across the world are heartbreaking reminders that we are deep in the climate emergency. Meanwhile, we know what the solutions are and exponential change is happening, proving that extraordinary transformation is possible, faster than we previously imagined.  

Success is not inevitable. This year, as the first Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement culminates at COP28, world leaders must recognize the insufficient progress to date and chart a path forward that builds on the successes we’re seeing. This moment should serve as a springboard for accelerated actions to mitigate climate change.

This session will focus on what action is needed by 2030, and how taking a systems approach to the required transformations will be vital. We will overview the latest findings from the State of Climate Action 2023 capturing how collective performance is stacking up against sectoral 1.5°C-aligned targets – and explore where are we seeing positive exponential change that we can build on. 

The event will be held at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Al Sufouh 1, Dubai


  • Andrew Steer, President & CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund
  • Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO, World Resources Institute
  • Claire Fyson, Co-Head of Climate Analytics’ policy team
  • Kelly Levin, Chief of Science, Data and Systems Change, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Rachel Jetel, Co-Director, Systems Change Lab, World Resources Institute

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