COP28: Better understanding economic impacts of climate change and accelerating science-based climate action
6 December 2023
This is a hybrid event taking place at COP28 in Dubai with virtual streaming available.
The Royal Society and International Science Council are co-hosting an official United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) side event in the Blue Zone at COP28 in the United Arab Emirates.
Economic assessments often provide unreliable estimates of the economic impacts of climate change, due to a disconnect between economists and physical scientists. This event will bring together economists and climate scientists and will set out key actions and research priorities to improve estimates of economic impacts to better inform decision making.
This event builds on recent work by the Royal Society on climate change economics, chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern FRS. The climate change economics report will be published shortly.
- Zakri Abdul Hamid, Chairman of Atri Advisory
- Professor Cameron Hepburn, Battcock Professor of Environmental Economics, Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment, University of Oxford
- Professor Jim Skea, IPCC Chair
- Professor Detlef Stammer, Director of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability at the University of Hamburg
This event will be moderated by Dr Tolullah Oni, University of Cambridge.
Date and time
Wednesday 6 December 2023, 2.30-4pm (GMT) / 6.30-8pm (GTS, Dubai)
Watch the event online
This event will be livestreamed on the UNFCCC website and YouTube. This webpage will be updated with a link to the specific livestream in advance of the event.
Attend the event in person
This event is available to attend free of charge for anyone already registered to attend the COP28 Blue Zone. Please note, only UNFCCC-accredited participants with passes will have access to the Blue Zone.