United Nations Conference of Parties (COP)
ITA at COP28
The United States is committed to global climate action and gathers with world leaders party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to strengthen international commitments and collaboration toward a net-zero future. The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) takes place November 30-December 12, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
ITA Helps U.S. Businesses Deliver Climate and Clean Energy Solutions to Global Partners
The International Trade Administration (ITA) is part of the U.S. government delegation to COP28 and our leaders, trade experts, and commercial diplomats are organizing and participating in events to elevate U.S. climate products, services and solutions, advocate for increased public-private sector collaboration, and seize opportunities for U.S. businesses to deepen commercial cooperation with our partners as we work collectively to combat and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Bilateral and multilateral engagements with foreign counterparts to further international cooperation;
Meetings with U.S. and global companies and business councils on industry partnerships and investments; and
Panel sessions and roundtables on special topics to include climate adaptation and resilience, clean energy transition, the Blue Economy, and women in technology.
COP28 Q&A: Video Series
COP28 brings businesses, communities, and nations together to take climate action. In a video series, ITA Under Secretary Marisa Lago explains our work with global trading partners to help the U.S. private sector stay on the forefront of innovation.
What are climate change’s impacts on the U.S. business community?
Why is U.S. business community involvement important at COP28?
What are ITA’s goals at COP28?
Reflections on a COP28 Ocean Innovation panel
On December 8, 2023, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marissa Lago and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D., spoke at a COP28 panel, “Ocean Innovation to Support Climate Adaptation and Resilience”, focused on ways communities, policymakers, companies and organizations can use climate and ocean data to make sustainable decisions, reduce risks, and adapt to climate impacts. Watch the full panel session on the Ocean Pavilion’s YouTube page, and learn more in a blog written by Lago and Spinrad for the Department of Commerce website.