ODI at COP28
This page will be updated regularly with new commentary and resources on some of the big developments emerging from talks in Dubai.
Rolling insights on COP28
Look back at all our daily insights and ideas on the critical issues and debates that emerged from talks in the UAE.
Explore our latest insights and resources on some of the key issues set to shape COP28 negotiations.
Strengthening climate action in conflict-affected countries
Scaling up climate finance and action in places affected by armed conflict and fragile governance will be a key issue at COP28.
Our Global Risks and Resilience team works to explain the relationship between climate change, security and fragility, and to inform more accurate policies and narratives around climate change and conflict.
Scaling up international climate finance flows
Our work on international climate finance promotes and strengthens central policies aimed at Paris Agreement alignment of global finance flows, so that vulnerable countries have the resources they need to both reduce emissions and build resilience to a changing climate.
COP28 will see progress on the replacement to the failed $100 billion goal, the New Collective Quantified Goal, negotiations on how to operationalise Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement, and a course correction on climate action spurred by the political and financial outcome of the first Global Stocktake.
Advocating for Small Island Developing States
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. They also play a uniquely important role in international climate negotiations around loss and damage, financial system reform and climate justice. ODI's Resilient and Sustainable Islands Initiative (RESI) shines a spotlight on the particular challenges and remarkable resilience of SIDS around the world.
Adapting to a changing climate
Agreeing on a framework for the Paris Agreement’s Global Goal on adaptation will be a key part of COP28.
Our Global Risks and Resilience team provides new insights into understanding and adapting to climate risks at different scales, from locally led adaptation planning processes to management of transboundary climate risks in Africa.
Supporting an equitable transition to net zero
Our Climate and Sustainability and Global Risks and Resilience teams work on energy transitions aims to inform international and national debate about transitions to renewable energy that are consistent with development goals.
We build evidence on the social and economic impacts of access to modern energy services, and assess effective options that ensure the poorest are not left behind by energy development initiatives.