Date: 10 December 2023

Location: Just Transition Pavilion, COP28 (Dubai)

The 28th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) will take place from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

COP28 marks a critical moment of intensifying a triple planetary crisis, which is interlinked and cascading effects of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.

This year, at COP28, the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions will be presented during a panel being hosted in the Just Transition Pavilion. The event will focus on the contribution that the Global Accelerator can make to support people, workers and enterprises to ensure an environmental transition that is just and inclusive for all.

Date: 10 December 2023

Time: 05:30 - 06:30 GMT

Location: Just Transition Pavilion- Blue Zone (Thematic Arena 3 – Pavilion 325) 

The event will also be live-streamed:



  • Ariane Hildebrandt, Director-General for Global Health, Equality of Opportunity, Digital technologies and food security, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ Germany.
  • Baba Drame, Director of Environment and Classified Establishments, Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Ecological Transition, Senegal. 
  • Jeanette T. Damo, Executive Director, Institute for Labour Studies, Department of Labour and Employment, Philippines.
  • Nancy Saich, Chief Climate Change Expert, European Investment Bank.
  • Inkar Kadyrzhanova, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 



The Global Accelerator was launched by the UN Secretary-General as a multi-partner collective response for addressing the multiple challenges, including climate change, that threaten to erase progress on sustainable development. 

The initiative aims to accelerate global actions to promote a job-rich recovery, as well as just ecological transitions to more resilient economies. The Global Accelerator has the potential to make a real difference in the lives of millions of people around the world by supporting decent jobs and universal social protection.