21 November 2023
COP28 Official Event – Launch of the Global Cooling Pledge

Date: 5 December 2023                                   Time: 18:30 – 20:00 (GMT: +04:00)                                        Event Language: English

Format: In-person                                             Location: Al Waha Theatre / Blue Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   

Organized by: COP28 UAE Presidency, United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP-led Cool Coalition

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Description & Objectives:


Recognizing the climate adaptation and mitigation benefits of sustainable cooling, COP28 UAE presidency is spearheading a Global Cooling Pledge in collaboration with the Cool Coalition of UNEP as a delivery partner.  

The Global Cooling Pledge has been included in the list of nine non-negotiated declarations, pledges, and charters that constitute key outcomes for the COP28 Presidential Action Agenda. The Pledge intends to raise ambition and international cooperation through global targets for reducing emissions, improving energy efficiency, and increasing access to sustainable cooling for the vulnerable. 

The Pledge will be launched at this event by COP28 President-Designate and Ministers from countries and regions who have endorsed the Pledge.   

The intervention at this Ministerial event serves to highlight UNEP’s work on the Global Cooling Pledge, and the Cooling Spotlight Report, and stresses UNEP’s commitment to work with and support Pledge signatories to accelerate action and implementation. 


📢 Join the Pledge: 



  • For Subnational Government Participants of the Pledge: A select number of cities are being invited to join as City Champions of the Subnational Commitments to the Global Cooling Pledge. This will be opened to all cities in the run-up to UNEA-6 next year. If your cities are interested in joining, please contact unep-coolcoalition@un.org.


  • For Non-state Actor Supporters of the Pledge: The Pledge also recognizes the essential roles that private sector, development banks, financial institutions and philanthropy play to support implementation of the Pledge and welcomes their efforts and engagement. We cordially invite you to endorse and support the Global Cooling Pledge by November 29th, 2023.  Endorsements should be submitted by an Official Letter emailed to mikael.melin@cop28.com and unep-coolcoalition@un.org. An example letter of support is enclosed at this link.
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