COP28: What businesses need to know

After dramatically protracted negotiations at COP28, some have been left disappointed but transformational agreements were made that will impact businesses around the world.  We’ve collected the key issues and takeaways from the conference to help you navigate this fast changing area.

COP28 holds significant importance for business as it represents a pivotal global effort to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change. The outcomes of the conference are likely to shape international policies, regulations, and agreements related to environmental sustainability and emissions reduction. For business, this means potential shifts in regulatory landscapes, compliance requirements, and market dynamics.

And as climate considerations become increasingly integral to corporate strategies, staying informed about and actively engaging with the outcomes of COP28 becomes essential for business to navigate the evolving environmental and regulatory landscape effectively, so we have developed this summary of the key themes and developments most likely to resonate with businesses worldwide. In the download below, we cover:  

1 | Mitigation and the energy transition

2 | Adaptation and loss and damage

3 | Climate finance

4 | Nature, food and water security

5 | Innovation & inclusivity


Next steps

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Authored by Adrian Walker, Emily Julier, and Aun Hussain.

Adrian Walker
Partner and Global Head of ESG
Emily Julier
Counsel Knowledge Lawyer
Aun Hussain
Trainee Solicitor


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