At COP28, the UN will conclude its first ever Global Stocktake – a two-year process to show how far we’ve come in the fight against climate change and accelerate us toward where we need to be. Global climate efforts are currently far off course, and no one is at more risk than the vulnerable communities in the Global South who are facing a mounting debt crisis and have few resources to respond to escalating climate impacts. Without immediate deep emissions cuts and scaled-up finance to respond to these impacts, more people will be pushed into extreme inequality and poverty.

What climate-vulnerable countries need at the COP28 climate summit in the UAE is a major course correction driven by a political response that will that rapidly decarbonize all sectors, promote adaptation, scale up climate finance and increase resources to address loss and damage.

Join the Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) consortium for a high-level webinar on May 25, where policymakers and advocates will set clear expectations for a positive outcome at COP28 that meets the needs of climate-vulnerable countries. During the event, ACT2025 partners representing voices and expertise from all over the world will show where action is possible, from the $100 billion finance commitment and the global goal on adaptation to loss and damage funding arrangements, the new global goal on finance, equitably phasing out fossil fuels and more. Speakers will also outline key moments to watch between now and November.

The event will be hosted in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French.


  • Vanessa Nakate, Climate Justice Activist; Founder of the Rise Up Movement
  • Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada
  • Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Climate Change, Vanuatu
  • Sherry Rehman, Minister of Climate Change, Pakistan

ACT2025 Partners

  • Mohamed Adow, Director, Power Shift Africa, Kenya
  • Preety Bhandari, Senior Advisor, Global Climate Program and the Finance Center, World Resources Institute, USA
  • Mark Bynoe, Assistant Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belize
  • Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh
  • Tony La Viña, Associate Director for Climate Policy and International Relations, Manila Observatory, Philippines
  • Chukwumerije Okereke, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development at AEFUNAI, Nigeria
  • Maria Laura Rojas Vallejo, Executive Director, Transforma, Colombia


Cover image by Dhana Kencana / Climate Visuals