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Monash University to host Blue Zone Pavilion at COP28, showcasing global commitment to climate action

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Monash University, recognised among the world's top-50 universities, will be one of the leading global universities to host a Blue Zone pavilion at 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, UAE, from 30 November to 12 December.

Monash University is dedicated to addressing the pressing global challenge of climate change and has also made it a core focus as reflected in the Impact 2030 strategy. With an extensive international presence spanning Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe, India and China, Monash has made significant strides in climate change education and research, fostering impactful climate action partnerships across the Indo Pacific region.

As an official 'Observer Organisation' of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and a consistent attendee since 2016, Monash University will mark an historic milestone as the first Australian university to host a Pavilion within the prestigious UNFCCC managed Blue Zone at COP28.

The pavilion will serve as a collaborative space for Monash's experts, scholars and students, alongside partners from the Asia Pacific and beyond, to converge, deliberate and advance climate action solutions.

Monash’s COP28 delegation will include both staff and students who will share their climate action expertise and knowledge whilst strengthening partnerships across the key themes: of Just energy transitions, Climate and health, Antarctica and oceans, Indigenous wisdom, and Education and youth.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Research), and Senior Vice-President Professor Rebekah Brown will lead the University’s delegation at COP28 with a focus on strengthening international cooperation and collaboration among governments, industry, communities, and NGOs and universities to tackle climate change.

“Monash is thrilled to participate in COP28. Our Pavilion will serve as a nexus for our scientific community, scholars, students, and partners to showcase their expertise, fostering collaboration with global policymakers and change makers in our collective pursuit of a sustainable and just world for all,” Professor Brown said. 

COP28 is the largest global forum addressing climate change and is anticipated to gather representatives from 198 countries and an estimated 75,000 participants. This pivotal event will conduct a global stock-take, marking the first since the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015.

Follow Monash University’s COP28 journey monash.edu/cop28 and join the global conversation on climate change. 

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About Monash University’s presence at COP28

Monash is deeply committed to urgent, collective action on climate change. 
Our focus will be on sharing expertise, influencing policymakers and convening change makers in our shared pursuit of a more sustainable, just world for all.

The Monash University delegation will join the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference, COP28 in Dubai, UAE, from 30 November to 12 December 2023.

GENERAL MEDIA ENQUIRIES

A range of Monash University experts will be available to discuss climate related issues at COP28. Read more from them in our climate change special on Monash Lens.

Monash Media
T: +61 (0) 3 9903 4840
E: media@monash.edu

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