Canada Pavilion at COP28 – Event Schedule

NOVEMBER 30, 2023

COP28 Opening – come say hello at the Canada Pavilion! Light programming, including video/film displays.

14:00 | Turning Tides: Sustainability Measures for Shark Conservation | The UNFCCC’s Youth Climate Report 

This documentary film explores the progress of Sustainable Development Goal #14 (SDG14): Life Below Water. The film examines the 10 targets of SDG14 and through the research of marine biologist David McGuire determines current areas of success and areas of improvement in marine conservation. Using sharks as an indicator for ocean health, the film informs viewers on how climate change impacts the environment of sharks, while also affecting the health of global oceans and communities. 

Running Time: 50 minutes 

Languages: English and French subtitles 


DECEMBER 1, 2023

Leader-level Summit – Full programming, including the Canada Pavilion opening ceremony

9:00 | Canada at COP28 - Canada Pavilion Opening Ceremony | Environment & Climate Change Canada

Join us for the opening ceremony of the Canada Pavilion at COP28! Featuring an Indigenous cultural ceremony, remarks by Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and a discussion with Indigenous leaders from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation. This event is an opportunity to come together to discuss collective goals and perspectives on climate action, and set the intention for meaningful engagement at COP28. 


11:00 | Canada at COP28: A conversation with civil society | Climate Action Network 

Civil society is a key driver of climate action. As COP28 opens, this dialogue will center civil society’s priorities and expectations for the role Canada can play – from championing fossil fuel phase-out and climate finance, to modelling a just transition, to implementing its commitments at the national level.

Caroline Brouillette, Executive Director of Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat Canada, will lead the bilingual conversation with a representative from the Canadian government on their plans to show leadership at COP28 and beyond. The discussion will bring forward questions, concerns, and ideas from across Canada’s wide and vibrant climate movement.


12:30 | Facilitating a Gender-just Transition to Clean Energy to Address Loss and Damage | Green Hope Foundation

Climate change is deeply intertwined with gender injustice, working as an inequality multiplier to further oppress women and girls in all their diversity. Therefore, women and girls in all their intersectional diversity must be a part of the solution. Innovation in clean energy technology can substantively uplift women and girls, in climate-vulnerable communities suffering from loss and damage, out of poverty, while delivering education, stopping land degradation, creating decent green jobs and achieving a gender-just transition to clean, renewable energy, leaving no one behind. This event will discuss how we can facilitate a gender-just transition through clean energy innovation to address the extensive negative impacts of loss and damage through feminist climate justice and share case studies of clean energy innovations led by women and girls that are currently addressing loss and damage. 


14:00 | Reaching the Ocean's Potential for Addressing the Climate Crisis | Fisheries and Oceans Canada

This event, developed in partnership by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, will examine the ocean’s potential for climate solutions. This event will include a thought-provoking panel discussion on driving impactful ocean-based climate action, featuring youth panelists and high-level participation. Join us for knowledge exchange and profound insights that will inspire collective action to reach the ocean’s potential. 


16:00 | Gender-responsive Adaptation Action: Progress in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes | NAP Global Network

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process enables countries to identify and address their medium- and long-term priorities for adapting to climate change, putting in place the systems and capacities needed to make adaptation an integral part of planning, decision making and budgeting. NAP processes therefore represent a key opportunity to promote gender-responsive adaptation to climate change. A gender-responsive approach to the NAP process means that an intersectional gender lens is applied throughout all stages, from planning to implementation and tracking and reporting on progress, as well as in enabling activities, including capacity development, institutional arrangements, and financing. This event will provide an update on the progress of gender-responsive NAP processes globally, and showcase the efforts of Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti, and Senegal to address gender inequalities through adaptation action. 


17:30 | How it Works: Workers and Work in Canadian and Global Just Transitions | Canadian Labour Congress 

This event will cover workers and work through global just transitions from a three hundred and sixty degree perspective, starting with a discussion between senior government ministers about government experiences working with unions to shift key economic sectors; an innovative and unique worker focused blueprint of policies based on best practices, worker opinions and economic modelling built with Canadian workers and international expertise and best practices which we hope will inspire similar projects elsewhere; and Canadian and international opinions on the Just Transition Work Programme and its potential impacts in Canada and globally. 


19:30 | Networking Event for Climate and Health Stakeholders | Health Canada 

Health Canada will be hosting a networking event for climate and health stakeholders to discuss common priorities to protect health from the impacts of climate change. Associate Deputy Minister of Health, Eric Costen, will provide opening remarks to showcase Health Canada’s domestic and international leadership on climate change and health adaptation and climate resilient health systems. This networking event will be an excellent networking opportunity for stakeholders to facilitate new connections and strengthen relationships with other climate and health leaders, and to discuss strategic objectives towards climate resilient health systems. 



DECEMBER 2, 2023

Leader-level Summit – Full programming, Finance/Trade/Accountability at the Canada Pavilion

9:30 | Inclusive Resiliency; Indigenous Women on the Frontlines of Climate Disasters | Native Women's Association of Canada

The event will focus on the themes of frontline communities, inclusion, nature and land use, as well as technology and innovation. The objective of this event is to demonstrate how nongovernmental organizations such as the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) can successfully partner with the Government of Canada for emergency preparedness and in so doing, demonstrate best practices. This event will also discuss NWAC ‘s project with the Canadian Red Cross around research into disaster preparedness using a culturally relevant, gender based, intersectional lens. In addition, there will be an intimate conversation with COP28 delegates about their respective regional climate disasters and given the wildfires, thawing of permafrost and intense hurricane seasons this is topical and urgent for Indigenous led – climate action. 


11:00 | Aligning the Financial Sector with a Climate-safe Future: The Way Forward for Canada | Trottier Family Foundation 

As a part of Canada’s commitments under the Paris Agreement, capital flows need to align with net zero. This event will highlight Canada’s progress on financial regulations to support this aim, what can be learned from international experiences, and discuss the path forward so the financial sector contributes to decarbonization with the urgency needed to meet Canadian and international 2030 targets and achieve net zero by 2050 or before. 


12:30 | Climate Misinformation and Polarization: Issues and Solutions in Canada and Around the World | Équiterre 

According to the United Nations, climate misinformation and polarization are major obstacles to progress in tackling the climate crisis. These trends are alarming both on social media and in political and media discourse. How can we recognize them? What are their causes and consequences? What are the solutions to reverse this trendThis panel will outline the issues surrounding misinformation and polarization in the context of the climate crisis and international climate negotiations, advance thinking on these questions, and contribute to the emergence of solutions to deal with these phenomena in Canada and elsewhere. 


14:00 | The Role of Climate Finance to Meet the Global Methane Pledge | Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Methane is a powerful climate pollutant, responsible for around 30% of the rise in global temperatures since pre-industrial times and is the second largest contributor to global warming after CO. Tackling methane emissions is one of the lowest cost opportunities to make progress in the short-term on our climate goals, to help limit near-term global temperature rise, improve air quality, and accelerate progress towards a net-zero economy. Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change will lead this event, highlighting the importance of climate finance and innovative and collaborative partnerships in achieving ambitious methane reduction goals under the Global Methane Pledge.  


15:30 | Partnering for Climate: Supporting Nature-based Climate Solutions for Adaptation | Global Affairs Canada 

This event highlights Canada’s international leadership on climate finance through the Partnering for Climate initiative and includes interactive exchanges between Partnering for Climate project hosts and the international audience, with World Café stations featuring the Climate Adaptation and Protected Areas (CAPA) Initiative and the Scaling Urban NBS for Climate Adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa (SUNCASA) initiative. The audience will also learn more about Canada’s domestic efforts on stewarding protected areas for climate adaptation and resilience at the World Café station facilitated by Parks Canada. This event seeks to demonstrate the implementation potential and stories of Nature-based Climate Solutions (NBCS) for adaptation in Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa and small island developing states, as well as Canada’s role in accelerating global climate action. 


17:00 | Transforming the Financial System: Taking Action | Fondaction

Financiers have enormous and instrumental levers at their disposal to resolve the dual climate-biodiversity crisis. They can act on two fronts: change finance and finance change. But they can’t do it alone. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fondaction will host a conversation highlighting possible avenues of collaboration, as well as digging into the role of financiers, the responsibilities of finance and the innovative financial solutions within reach to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. 


18:30 | Canadian Leadership in the Green Transition | Invest in Canada 

This event will feature an armchair discussion highlighting Canada as a Tier-1 producer of clean energy and technologies, along with Canada’s competitive advantages to supply key commodities to accelerate implementation of climate actions and energy transition. It will also showcase Canada’s expertise and highlight success stories of clean energy projects across Canada. A Government-to-businesses networking reception will follow.  


DECEMBER 3, 2023

Health / Relief, Recovery & Peace

9:00 | Voices of the Nexus: Youth-led Climate Action in Conflict Zones | Acted Canada 

Championing the audacious spirit of youth at the forefront of climate action in conflict regions, and guided by Gaia van der Esch from 3Zero, witness the unveiling of the “1.5 Degrees of Peace” trailer and delve deep with young leaders Kasha Sequoia Slavner, Nisreen Elsaim, and Lorelei Higgins. Engage in a Q&A, gain actionable insights, and be inspired by the next generation’s expertise. This isn’t just about climate change; it’s a testament to the power of youth, their resilience, and their vision. Rooted in Canadian values, this session is a call to collaborate, understand, and unite for a better future. Stand with our youth; be part of the change. 


10:30 | Getting Ready for Climate Finance Access: Lessons from Vulnerable Countries and the Green Climate Fund | Green Climate Fund-Independent Evaluation Unit

Canada is one of the largest financial contributors to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the world’s largest multilateral climate finance body. A key work area for the GCF is the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (RPSP), which provides resources to developing countries to strengthen capacities to access climate finance by efficiently engaging with the Fund. It is one of the largest readiness programmes in the world and represents a significant international initiative central to climate action in developing countries. During this event, speakers will share evaluation lessons from RPSP, focusing on work in vulnerable countries: Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries, and African States. They will highlight the challenges including gaps in adaptation finance, implementation of gender equality and social inclusion policies, including of indigenous peoples, and more. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic of accessing climate finance. 


12:00 | A Shared Path to Climate Preparedness and Adaptation: Indigenous-led Resilience | B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy 

This event will discuss the importance of partnership and collaboration between Indigenous Peoples and the Government of British Columbia (B.C.) to make progress on climate adaptation and advance reconciliation. The event will demonstrate a partnership approach taken to support Indigenous climate preparedness and adaptation planning in B.C. Panelists will share perspectives and successes on the working relationship between ICAWG and the Province and will discuss B.C.’s Indigenous Climate Resilience Capacity-building Pilot Project to increase Indigenous communities’ capacity to build resilience to the impacts of climate change.  


13:30 | Building Climate Resilient Health Systems at Local and Global Scales | Health Canada 

This panel will showcase local and global actions to address climate change risks to health systems. Experts from Canada, the United States, and the World Health Organization will provide concrete examples of health systems climate adaptation actions at different scales and in different geographies and discuss lessons learned to shape future actions. Outcomes of the session include: increase the understanding of climate resilience and health system planning, identify best practices to building climate-resilient health systems across different regions, discuss challenges and opportunities in climate change and health adaptation planning, and identify future opportunities for enhanced collaboration.   


15:00 | Climate Change as a Public Health Emergency: How We Can Prepare for an Uncertain Future | Climate Proof Canada 

Climate change presents a risk to health and wellbeing across the globe and efforts to address it as a public health emergency are not advancing fast enough. This event will highlight how Canada can become a leader in protecting human health from the acute and chronic impacts of climate change through its network of health care systems. By empowering our communities and front-line healthcare workers, we can achieve meaningful and rapid reductions in the damage caused by climate change on our health. Long term, we should seek to leverage the research capabilities of Canada’s public university system to understand the impact of climate change on mortality and morbidity across a variety of geographies. This will arm Canadians, and the rest of the world, with an understanding of how to anticipate, adapt and manage the impacts of climate change on human health, especially for the most vulnerable. 


16:00 | Leaving No One Behind: Collaborating to Scale Up Early Warnings for All by 2027  | Meteorological Service Canada 

This Ministerial panel discussion will focus on delivering on the United Nations Secretary-General’s (UNSG) ambitious call for everyone to be protected by Early Warnings Systems by 2027, with a focus on the Caribbean. The purpose of this event, is to highlight the importance of international collaboration in translating the UNSG’s pledge into reality, supporting vulnerable nations and communities in adapting to the devastating impacts of severe weather, water, and climate events in a changing climate. 


17:30 | High-Level Panel on Strengthening Loss and Damage Response Capacity | International Development Research Center (IDRC) 

This event draws on grounded insights and voices from four vulnerable countries: Vanuatu, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Senegal, to build national capacity to prepare for loss and damage (L&D) actions. This event holds the potential to inspire significant climate action through fostering high-level dialogue on L&D, which will directly contribute to ongoing discussions on the establishment of the L&D Fund. It will also provide a platform for South-South cooperation which will inspire joint efforts, leading to the development of partnerships, fostering a collective approach in addressing L&D. By bringing together representatives from both the Global North and the Global South, this event will bridge the gap between them, facilitate collaboration, and pave the way for more equitable L&D actions. Finally, this event will contribute to the discussions surrounding loss and damage, by emphasizing the principles of inclusion and equity. 


19:00 | Funding for the Future - Accelerating Investment for Decarbonization | Investor Leadership Network (ILN)

The Investor Leadership Network (ILN) is an international, independent, and private platform that brings together global institutional investors. Launched in 2018 under the Canadian Presidency of the G7, ILN members today comprise 14 global asset managers and asset owners. The ILN has released two white papers this year, providing insights into decarbonization strategies and the role of taxonomies and frameworks in achieving these goals and is the focus of this event. As the world aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, investors are in a unique position to mobilize capital flows and have a measurable impact on climate change. This event will provide valuable insights into how different institutions are approaching decarbonization, the frameworks they are using, and the strategies they have found effective. 


DECEMBER 4, 2023

Indigenous Climate Leadership Day at the Canada Pavilion

9:00 | Indigenous Peoples' Perspectives and Experiences on Loss and Damage in Canada | Métis National Council

Indigenous Peoples are severely impacted by climate change yet have had few opportunities to participate in dialogue with bodies addressing Loss and Damage.  International media and public interest are quick to capitalize on stories of tragic natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, however the voices of harvesters, land users and knowledge keepers do not reach international forums. As climate change causes the loss of culture, lifeways, and sustenance of Indigenous Peoples of Canada, it is imperative that our voices are heard, and our concerns heeded. Indigenous communities within Canada have already (and continue to) experience losses and damages beyond compensation; as the international conversation of loss and damage is developed, we must ensure our voices and experiences are heard, and championed in the fight against climate change.  


10:15 | Urgent and Transformative Action through the Assembly of First Nations’ National Climate Strategy | Assembly of First Nations 

In the face of a rapidly changing climate, First Nations have been raising their voice to call for rapid decarbonization, raising the profile of what First Nations Climate Leadership means. In October, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) released their National Climate Strategy, endorsed by the First Nations-in-Assembly, outlining seven priority areas to create space for First Nations to advance their self-determined climate priorities. The 60-minute panel will provide a brief overview of the National Climate Strategy, and then invite panelists to explore its implications for climate policy and practice, including for discussions at COP 28.


11:30 | First Nations Leadership on Decarbonized Energy Systems and Nature-Based Solutions | First Nations Climate Initiative 

As Indigenous leaders of the First Nations Climate Initiative (FNCI), we have been planning for our future in 2030, 2050 and beyond. This event will showcase how FNCI is taking action on climate change in significant ways; from advancing nature-based solutions that protect and restore the land, to building the renewable energy transmission and generation infrastructure that can power the low carbon industries that will be the foundation of our economies at home. We’re also thinking globally as we aim to bring low carbon fuels to other countries so their energy needs can be met with low or no greenhouse gas emissions. We’re partnering with unlikely allies in new ways to demonstrate that these outcomes can be real and not a distant dream – and the key to unlocking it all, is working together. 


12:45 | Building Métis Climate Leadership and Resilience Across the Homeland | Métis National Council

This event will highlight climate mitigation, adaptation and action undertaken across the Métis Homeland. Panelists will be invited to provide their stories and perspectives on how the Métis Nation is engaging and mobilizing Métis citizens to take part in climate solutions. This event will feature topics such as Indigenous knowledge, science, and climate solutions; Métis Government led climate programming; Métis voices in climate change; Métis youth, women and inclusive approaches to climate action rooted in Métis culture; and collaborating with Indigenous Peoples across the globe in the fight against climate change. 


14:00 | Indigenous Women's Time: Weaving Strategies to Stand Together Against the Climate Crisis | Women of the Métis Nation

This event will highlight Indigenous Women’s voices from across the Métis Motherland and abroad. Speakers will bring their perspectives on how Indigenous women can elaborate on future strategies to mitigate climate change impacts. This event will provide insight on what is needed to keep empowering Women and girls to be an active voice in the decision-making process. This event will show how Indigenous communities and women in particular, led by traditional knowledge, are ready to be active players in the climate crisis. It will bring Indigenous women’s perspectives, reconciliation and worldwide collaboration strategies to a common scenario. 


15:15 | Inuit-led Conservation in a Changing Climate – Examples from Nunatsiavut | Inuit Circumpolar Council 

As climate change continues to impact the Arctic almost four times faster than the rest of the planet, Inuit are exercising their rights to protect their lands, waters, resources, and ice. This event will bring together Inuit leadership and Government of Canada representatives to discuss the first Inuit Protected Area moving forward in the Nunatsiavut region of Inuit Nunangat. They will discuss the importance of Inuit-led conservation and what lies ahead as these initiatives become more and more vital in the fight against climate change. 


16:30 | Silavut Asijjiliqtuq – The Weather is Changing: Short Film Premier and Dialogue | Inuit Circumpolar Council

For over a year, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) has been working to create a short video to demonstrate the leadership of Inuit in climate change work internationally. This event will feature a short video premiere, which will show the devastating impacts climate change is having across Inuit Nunaat, the Inuit circumpolar homeland, and beyond. Silavut Asijjiliqtuq – The Weather is Changing, highlights how Inuit have been leaders, for decades, in the fight against climate change. The video looks at the past, present, and future of ICC’s advocacy in the climate change space. Following the premiere, there will be a dialogue to provide the opportunity for Inuit to reflect on the video and their perspectives on Inuit advocacy internationally, and what the future could hold. 


17:30 | Youth Priorities from Frontline Communities at COP28 | Muskrat Collective

Indigenous, Black and racialized youth will share their key experiences and priorities for what needs to be accomplished at COP28 to ensure outcomes uphold Indigenous rights and climate justice. 


DECEMBER 5, 2023

Energy, Industry & Just Transition

9:00 | Powering Just Coal Transition in Southeast Asia: Leveraging Experiences and Cooperation | Powering Past Coal Alliance 

This event will bring together key government figures delivering the transition away from coal in the Southeast Asia region and the international partners working to support them. The panel will identify the challenges in delivering managed coal phase-out in the region and explore how international experiences can be used to generate solutions. It will also outline the financial and technical support available to countries to deliver coal phase-out in a just and fair manner, while accelerating the deployment of renewables. This event will also showcase the role of Canada as international leader on coal phase out and just transition both at home and abroad, through signature international initiatives such as the Powering Past Coal Alliance, Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership, and Climate Investment Funds Accelerating Coal Transition program. 


10:30 | Addressing Oil and Gas Sector Liabilities and Decommissioning in the Energy Transition | Environmental Defence Canada 

This conversation between frontline communities, advocates and researchers will explore the question of how to best address the oil and gas industry’s mounting environmental liabilities, as well as their decommissioning costs, in the context of declining demand for oil and gas. Our expert panel, moderated by Environmental Defence Canada, will feature two First Nations from Canada’s tar sands region, an advocate from the Niger Delta, and a researcher from the think-tank CarbonTracker. The discussion will touch on the impacts of liability management on rights, health, and biodiversity, as well as on the global and Canadian decommissioning costs associated with the oil and gas sector, and solutions for protecting taxpayers from bearing the burden. This event will seek to inform policy discussions both at COP28 as well as in Canada and other countries on how to ensure a just energy transition to a net-zero economy. 


12:00 | Developing a Net-Zero Energy System Vision for all Canadians | Canadian Climate Institute

Co-hosted by the Net-Zero Advisory Body and the Canadian Climate Institute, this event builds on momentum from recent COP meetings where countries increasingly recognized the massive transformation required for energy systems to meet net-zero commitments. This panel will explore the role visions can play in leading this transformation by describing credible pathways to drive collective action, and discuss the opportunity for just transitions by creating visions through collaboration and principles to meet socio-political and economic objectives. Canadian and international panelists will also provide their perspectives on developing net-zero energy systems reflecting the diversity of nations’ populations. 


13:00 | Preparing for a life after coal – transforming the Genesee Generating Station in Alberta | Capital Power

Capital Power is a North American power producer making net zero a reality. Their $1.35 billion repowering project at the Genessee Generation Station in Alberta, Canada is transitioning off-coal to 100% natural gas in 2024, which will immediately reduce emissions by 3.4 million tonnes annually. Preparing for a life after coal captures energy decarbonization in action as part of the Humanising Energy series presented by the World Energy Council and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions.

Running Time: 6 minutes 


13:30 | The Role of Nuclear Energy in Achieving Net-Zero Targets | Canadian Nuclear Association

The imperative posed by the climate crisis has spurred the global integration of nuclear energy into national energy strategies. Prominent international studies consistently underscore fostering nuclear expansion to realize the net-zero ambitions critical for our planet’s preservation. In Canada, nuclear energy has emerged as a pivotal tool in addressing multifaceted challenges encompassing climate change mitigation, employment stability, and energy affordability and accessibility. This panel seeks to elevate the discourse on the role of nuclear energy as a catalyst for sustainable progress. It will encompass a general overview of nuclear technology and delve into the present state of the sector within Canada, alongside an insightful glimpse into its potential evolution. Perspectives from Indigenous communities and representatives of the Canadian nuclear industry will converge to enrich the discussion. 


14:30 | Without Leaving Anyone Behind: Humanity at an Energy Crossroads | University of Calgary

Can we address the climate crisis without leaving anyone behind? 

More than just a documentary, “Without Leaving Anyone Behind” brings the global community together through thoughtful conversation on energy transition. 

Run Time: 11 minutes 

Languages: English, with English and French subtitles 


14:45 | Fostering an Innovative Export Credit Ecosystem to Scale Climate Action | Export Development Canada

Canada played an essential role in the recent modernization of the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits, which will see the expansion of the scope of green and climate-friendly projects that are eligible for more flexible terms. The OECD modernization and implementation exemplify the innovative financing solutions needed to meet our net zero commitments, in addition to displaying the growing Canadian toolbox in climate finance and seizing the growing trade opportunity in the climate change space. This policy evolution is just one example of how the ecosystem adapts to the necessary changes needed to support climate action. This panel will bring together key representatives from Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) and academia to discuss the emerging collaborative and innovative solutions being deployed by ECAs to help accelerate ambition and action on climate change.  


16:00 | Impactful Climate Policy - Alberta's Carbon Pricing and Emissions Trading System | Government of Alberta

This event will look at the innovative and effective approaches taken to reduce emissions in Alberta. Featuring Alberta’s Technology Innovation and Emission Reduction regulatory system, this event will highlight critical design elements that have resulted in emission reductions across all sectors of the economy, while supporting electricity generation transition, investments in CCUS, methane emission reduction, and advancements in clean technology. Lisa DeMarco of Resilient LLP will have a fireside chat with the Honourable Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta, to discuss what has enabled Alberta to be a leader in industrial carbon pricing and emissions trading since 2007. Dirk Forrister, President and CEO of the IETA, will also provide insights on key learnings from Alberta and how they can be adopted for international applicability to drive significant emission reductions and increase engagement globally. 


17:30 | Energy Sector Resilience Against Climate-Driven Disruptions | International Energy Agency

Co-organised by the IEA, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Natural Resources Canada, this event will demonstrate how climate-resilient energy systems can support achieving climate goals for adaptation and mitigation. It will provide an excellent opportunity to disseminate best practices in enhancing climate resilience and protecting vulnerable groups against climate-driven energy supply disruptions. Kicking off with a high-level opening, the event will subsequently feature a panel discussion. Panelists will offer viewpoints from global, regional, and local standpoints, highlighting challenges and opportunities, and offering recommendations for cultivating climate-resilient and sustainable energy systems. 


19:00 | How Carbon Contracts for Difference can Unlock Industrial Decarbonization in Canada | Clean Prosperity

Canada’s federal and provincial industrial carbon pricing systems are the backbone of Canada’s emissions reduction approach. However, investor confidence in the long-term durability of these systems is a major obstacle to moving ahead on the significant decarbonization projects necessary to meet Canada’s Paris commitments. To solve this problem, Canada has turned to Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfDs) alongside countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. CCfDs work by providing certainty around the long-term price of carbon and the revenues associated with decarbonization projects. This event will feature industry and climate policy leaders, discussing why CCfDs are the necessary next step in strengthening Canada’s industrial carbon pricing regimes and accelerating Canada’s decarbonization.  


DECEMBER 6, 2023

Multilevel Action, Urbanization & Built Environment / Transport

9:00 | Working Together to Drive the ZEV Transition | International ZEV Alliance

Transportation is a significant contributor of pollution in most countries, with on-road vehicles representing most transportation-related emissions. Transitioning to ZEVs is key towards achieving climate goals. The ZEV Alliance is a group of leading national and sub-national governments committed to accelerating the transition to ZEV domestically and globally, through strategic partnerships and collective actionDuring this event, panelists will share their experience on how they engage and partner with others at the domestic and/or international level to support the ZEV transition in their jurisdiction. This panel discussion will be a learning opportunity for those who are and/or wish to engage with others to strive towards the ZEV transition. 


10:30 | Messages from the Frontlines: An Integrative Approach to Climate, Economy, and Land-Use | SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue 

This interactive panel features multilevel experts from municipal government, Indigenous climate action, and civil society. To move forward on a national path that is sustainable, prosperous, equitable, and secure, we need a deliberate, multi-stakeholder approach that integrates climate, land-use, and economic action. This panel will speak to the work needed at the community level to build climate resilient and affordable housing, transition industries sustainably and equitably, modernize mobility infrastructure, and support Indigenous-led economic development. This panel will provide the audience with a starting set of actions to take back to Canada, shaping policy toolkits, driving funding, and reducing barriers to progress. With committed follow-through, the actions from this session will help to alleviate hardships felt by Canadians, and support communities in achieving our urgent climate goals. 


12:00 | Establishing a Global Green Shipping Corridor | Transport Canada

This event will bring together high-level dignitaries from across the transportation value chain to discuss the importance of green shipping corridors in decarbonizing international shipping and present their actions, to date, to decarbonize port operations. Representatives from government (Canada, UAE, Japan, Korea and Australia) and industry (DP World) will sign a multi-country/multi-industry memorandum of understanding committing to the creation of a multi-port green shipping corridor stretching from the west coast of Canada (Prince Rupert, Vancouver) to Asia (Busan, South Korea, Yokohama, Japan) with connections to the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Australia. Future work to establish a second multiport, green shipping corridor between Canada, Europe, Antwerp, the Middle East and Asia will also be announced. 


13:30 | How Canada Can Make Rapid, Tangible Progress on Climate Adaptation | Federation of Canadian Municipalities

This event will feature discussions on how to make rapid, tangible progress on the National Adaptation Strategy targets in five key areas: CLIMATE-PROOF HOUSING: Build resilient housing the right way, in the right placeNATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM: Urgently deliver on the government’s pledge to create affordable flood insurance. CLIMATE-RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE: Incorporate climate resilience into all federal investments. Prioritize natural infrastructure. Provide sustainable funding to reduce the risks associated with flooding, coastal erosion, wildfires and extreme heat. INDIGENOUS RESILIENCE: Enhance resilience among Indigenous communities by investing directly to protect local infrastructure and ways of lifeEXTREME HEAT: Respond to heat risk by investing in data acquisition. Provide emergency management personnel with key information to better alert and protect Canadians. 


15:00 | Financing Sustainable Infrastructure to Support Net-zero and Nature Positive Climate Impact | FinDev Canada 

This event brings together the perspectives from nature conservationists and both public and private climate financiers to highlight the opportunities for increased investment in biodiversity and climate-friendly infrastructure in emerging markets and developing economies. This includes a better understanding of the incentives and risks for both public and private investors as they relate to climate and biodiversity; a closer look at the financial tools needed to accelerate investment such as concessional finance and blended finance solutions; the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration and rethinking partnerships to advance dual agendas of climate action and halting of biodiversity loss; and continued support for stronger enabling environments that can advance effective and complementary policy and regulatory frameworks.  


16:30 | Indigenous and Global South Perspectives on COP28 and the role of Canada | AQOCI: The Quebec Association of International Cooperation Organizations 

This event will include five representatives from Indigenous and civil society groups from Africa, Latin America, and Asia who will share their analysis of the most important issues at stake in the climate negotiations, and their perspectives on the positive role that Canada and Global North countries can play on these issues during and beyond COP28. This event will also focus on the actions that Global North countries can take to achieve climate justice and address key themes including climate financing, youth, Indigenous rights, and agriculture. 


18:00 | Charting Net Zero: Pioneering Sustainable Aviation Landscape | Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

The aviation sector accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions and Canada’s aviation industry is one of the most innovative sectors, with a strong history of working in partnerships to drive change. Showcasing Canadian climate leadership and innovation, organizations are working to radically transform the industry by transitioning away from fossil fuels and lowering carbon emissions. At this event, join Edmonton International Airport (YEG), Transport Canada, Airports Council International (ACI), and ATCO as they discuss how collaborative partnerships are the key to a greener transportation industry. Topics to be discussed include YEG’s commitment to be net-zero by 2040, promoting and testing low-carbon and clean technologies, and the power of hydrogen fuels and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). 


DECEMBER 7, 2023

Pavilion Closed, no programming

DAY 9: DECEMBER 8, 2023

Youth, Children, Education & Skills

8:00 | #Art4Climate: Global Children’s Climate Art Exhibition | Centre for Global Education 

This innovative event will serve as a powerful platform for young artists, aged 5 to 18, from diverse corners of Canada and around the world, to express their unique perspectives on climate change, biodiversity, and the profound connections between nature and humanity.

The exhibition curates a captivating collection of artworks that vividly illustrates children’s rich understanding of the environmental challenges we face today. Through various media, from paint and pencils to found plastics and photographs, these budding artists convey messages of hope, urgency, and resilience, capturing the intricate relationship between ecosystems and human societies, each piece a testament to the creativity and insight of the young creators. 


8:00 | Flip the Script: Engaging Youth Leaders on Climate Change Solutions Through Education | Global Affairs Canada 

This event showcases youth panelists who through their identified education and skills will dig into climate change solutions with global leaders from Global Affairs Canada, Generation Unlimited, and Dubai Cares. This panel discussion will focus on pathways to employment opportunities through education and skills development, including technical and vocational training, to take concrete green actions to protect and adapt to the devastating impacts that the environmental crisis is exacting on their families and communities.  


9:30 | Meeting the Moment - Advancing Economic Opportunity for All Through Achieving Net Zero | LinkedIn

LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky says, “Climate change is a human capital problem.” Green jobs, green skills, and the climate talent who hold them will play critical roles in the quest for net zero and the fight against climate change.  

Using LinkedIn’s green skills insights to provide context, this event will highlight how Canada is leading through cross-sector engagement and interagency collaboration. Efforts like the Sustainable Jobs Plan make explicit the connection Canada sees between its climate and economic goals. Through dynamic and interactive conversation, this session will outline the opportunities and challenges ahead as Canada seeks to make this whole-of-economy transition inclusive of and beneficial to everyone, including youth, Indigenous communities, and women. 



10:30 | Canada Empowering Youth to Take Action on the Energy Transition | Student Energy 

Through an intergenerational program facilitated by Student Energy, this event will highlight the impact and work that Student Energy is doing alongside Natural Resources Canada and the Net-Zero Advisory Body to empower and support young people to play a productive role in accelerating net-zero goals and the energy transition through their careers, innovative projects and businesses, global advocacy, and community-building initiatives.  This event will focus on the need to invest in people, particularly youth, and why this is crucial to advancing climate action and the clean energy transition. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Youth issues are Canada’s issues, and Canada’s issues are youth issues. Young people care deeply about their country and its future, and we need them at the table if we want to build a stronger and more inclusive society.” 


12:30 | Triangular Cooperation for Change: Building Bridges and Capacities in the Global South | Impulsouth 

This event will generate a significant conversation around cooperative approaches to prepare young leaders from developing countries to drive climate action at all levels of society. It will share lessons learned between projects supported by Canada and provoke new ideas for deepening triangular cooperation in climate education and trainingThe conversation will be guided by concrete examples of capacity building among young professionals in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean to better deliver on the Paris Agreement goals. Cases include, an initiative supporting climate solutions development across continents and sectors, as well as AGNES training of climate change negotiators. This panel will be complemented by the perspective of the founder of both initiatives – IDRC, and of a young professional that benefited from triangular cooperation. 


14:00 | Centering the Voices of Children in Education as a Strategy for Climate Action | Centre for Global Education 

Recognizing the transformative role of young people, this event will provide a platform for child delegates to showcase how climate learning and capacity-building have the potential to catalyze youth-driven climate action at local, regional, and global levels, and the ways in which global young people have taken a leading role in capacity-building efforts. Co-authored by children across every continent, their Manifesto will prioritize the lived experiences and voices of young people impacted by climate change and give them a platform to ensure that solutions and approaches are shaped by their knowledge and experiences. The #Decarbonize Global Child Climate Manifesto will offer clear steps forward in the pursuit of climate education and action and ensure the involvement and empowerment of young people in this process. 


15:30 | Indigenous Youth Leadership in Climate and Clean Energy | SevenGen

This event will feature a panel of Indigenous youth from communities located within what-is-known-as “Canada”. This panel discussion will focus on why involving and empowering Indigenous young people in climate and clean energy leadership is not only important, but compulsory in achieving our collective goals. This event will include perspectives from young people who are leaders in their own communities, whether they’re implementing projects of their own on the ground or engaging in grassroots activism and advocacy work or develop the economic interests of their communities. Using storytelling, select project case studies, and calls to action to convey our messages, this event will be overlaid with the current climate context that has disproportionately impacted many Indigenous communities, especially this past year.  


17:00 | Intergenerational Climate Panel: From Disillusionment to Systemic Collective Action | Environment and Climate Change Youth Council

The Intergenerational Climate Roundtable will connect mental health, climate cynicism, and feelings of disempowerment with the root causes of climate change and the imperative to create lasting, intergenerational solutions. The goal is to provide a safe and open space for youth, government, industry, and international leaders to deepen their collective understanding of the societal changes required to address climate change, and what obstacles stand in the way, to help youth process feelings of betrayal and hopelessness. Participants will be intergenerational with cross-sectional representation and the event format will allow for audience questions and participation.


18:30 | Youth Networking & Social | Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES)

Youth often lead the way in climate action and innovation, but participating in high-level forums like COP28 can be overwhelming, especially for first-time attendees. To combat burnout, we’re hosting a youth-driven initiative. This event offers a space for young activists to rest, recharge, and connect through a peer-to-peer network event. This event isn’t just about youth connecting with peers; it’s also an opportunity to collaborate with other allies and stakeholders for intergenerational collaboration. In Dubai, we’ll provide food, beverages, and resources to support our young activists. During the event, we’ll spotlight various youth-led initiatives from Canada, demonstrating the incredible impact of youth-driven organizing across the country. Join us to find respite, camaraderie, and inspiration while continuing the vital work of climate action. 


DECEMBER 9, 2023

Nature, Land Use & Oceans

9:00 | When is Now: Showcasing Climartivism | Climate Reality Project

When Is Now links together poems, visual art, and more forms of creative expression that reflect national and regional demands for climate action, and people’s lived experiences of the climate crisis. This exhibition aims to make their voices resonate in the negotiation spaces that concern them, but to which they do not have access. By presenting their perspectives, we hope that visitors who are in these decision-making spaces will not only be challenged by these relentless calls for ambitious climate action, but also nourished by new energy to solve the climate crisis. 

Delegates can visit this creative space in the Canada Pavilion for a respite from the negotiations and use the opportunity to refocus on our own emotions in the face of the urgency to act, rooted in solidarity and justice. 


9:00 | Biodiversity COP15 and Climate COP28: Addressing the Underlying Causes of the Crises | COP15 Quebec Civil Society Collective

The Montreal Call, endorsed by representatives from governments and organizations worldwide, offers hope in the face of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. It encourages the exploration of the underlying causes of these crises during future Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings on biodiversity and climate. This event answers that call. It will bring together leaders, experts, and activists for in-depth discussions on solutions, best practices, and innovative initiatives arising from the International Conference on the Causes of Biodiversity Loss (COP15). The presence of internationally renowned speakers will underscore the importance of global action and they will frame the discussions within the context of ongoing negotiations at COP28 to identify concrete solutions for bridging the issues between climate and biodiversity COPs.


10:30 | The Future of Blue Carbon in Climate Mitigation: Raising Awareness and Unlocking Potential | Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Bedford Institute of Oceanography 

Living blue carbon ecosystems, including mangroves, salt marshes, and kelp forests, have emerged as a critical climate mitigation tool. These coastal and marine habitats sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide, making them invaluable allies in the fight against climate change. However, there are still important gaps in knowledge about blue carbon’s potential and limitations in climate mitigation. This event convenes leaders from national governments and oceanographic institutions for and in-depth discussion of the future of blue carbon as a climate mitigation tool, as well as calls for ambition in crucial areas like ecosystem restoration and standardized monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. Government leaders are expected to make announcements on national blue carbon strategies, while roundtable participants will draw on their latest findings and case studies to support stronger blue carbon science and policy. 


12:00 | Improving Biodiversity and Climate Action Through Protection and Stewardship | Manitoba Métis Federation

A discussion with Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) Ministers highlighting the importance of Indigenous governance, sustainable use practices, and how the Red River Métis are an example of respecting, protecting, and giving back to the land. The MMF will showcase Red River Métis-specific environmental programming and initiatives focused on climate action and the conservation of biological diversity including: the Red River Métis Protected and Conserved Areas Initiative, MMF Project Caribou, Métis Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow Program, Métis Climate Leadership Program, Stewards of the Land Program, and the MMF’s 2 million Trees Initiative. 


13:15 | Advancing Indigenous-led Actions for Durable Nature-based Climate Solutions in Canada | WWF-Canada 

Supporting Indigenous-led protection, management and restoration of land is vital to a stable level of stored and sequestered carbon in nature, especially in areas like Canada that are experiencing record-breaking wildfire seasons. This event will feature three examples of Indigenous-led nature-based climate solutions in Canada, including broad-scale complex restoration and stewardship of forest and freshwater ecosystems, first-hand accounts of fire response in their territories, and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Panelists will speak to their efforts to reduce emissions, increase resilience to future climate-fuelled changes and secure biodiversity benefits that support Indigenous food security, local medicines, and socio-economic well-being.  


14:45 | Towards a Global Treaty to Combat Plastic Pollution Amid the Triple Global Crisis | Québec Government 

This event will bring together a high-level panel of representatives from federal, provincial, and local governments, Indigenous communities, civil society and international organizations. The discussion will focus on action against plastic pollution by all levels of governance, including through a new legally binding agreement, and its links to the triple global crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. The panel format will be an open discussion, with the moderator asking targeted questions to each panelist based on their expertise. This event will inspire climate action by highlighting the interrelated elements of the triple planetary crisis and will feature panelists from diverse backgrounds, contributing to an inclusive climate action.  


16:00 | Climate Smart Forestry: Delivering Solutions for a Just, Low-carbon and Circular Economy | Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)

Innovative forest products that use participatory governance processes have enormous potential to help Canada achieve its net zero goals. This panel will explore the policy frameworks, partnerships, and market mechanisms needed to scale up Climate Smart Forestry in Canada and internationally. This lively discussion will represent government, Indigenous leaders, and industry, showcasing the power of Climate Smart Forestry and forest products in fostering a sustainable, low-carbon, and equitable future.


17:00 | Transforming Ocean-Climate Action | Ocean Frontier Institute

This event will gather Canadian and international leaders to discuss the alignment of ocean-climate activities and governance in the North Atlantic. From Canada’s Transforming Climate Action program to scientific initiatives and programs in the US and Europe, panelists will review national and multinational efforts currently underway to support climate action. The impact of Canada’s TCA for North Atlantic research and how it connects with other major regional initiatives will be among the topics. Framed under the Decade of Ocean Science, the panel will seek consensus on the governance required for nations to act in the context of ocean climate solutions and effectively mobilize the resources and data required to achieve the climate goals of the UNFCCC. 


DECEMBER 10, 2023

Food, Agriculture & Water

8:30 | Canada’s Earthshot: A Net-zero Agri-food System | Canadian Alliance for Net-Zero Agri-Food

The Canadian Alliance for Net-Zero Agri-Food (CANZA) is a new national alliance with the active involvement of leading industry partners. Stakeholders from across the agri-food value chain are collaborating to mobilize investment, stand up and scale up innovative projects, advance bold policies, and create the right market incentives to mitigate 150 Mt of emissions from Canada’s agri-food sector by 2050. Join us for this exciting announcement to learn more about the alliance, its game-changing initiatives, and how CANZA is helping Canada to create a circular, net-zero agri-food system. 


9:00 | Advancing Climate-Resilient Agroecosystems Through Living Labs | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

In the face of global challenges, the living lab’s (LL) approach is gaining increasing attention in the agricultural sector worldwide. LLs bring together farmers, scientists, and other collaborators to co-create, test, and evaluate innovative practices and technologies to address the challenges affecting the agroecosystems. Given the rapid increase in the number of implementations of this approach, the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) and France’s National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (INRAE) recently co-hosted the first International Forum on Agroecosystem Livings (IF-ALL), marking the five years since the concept of agroecosystem LLs was first presented by Canada to the G20 Agriculture Ministers in 2018. The objective of this panel at COP28 is to share the IF-ALL’s results and promote the approach of living labs for building climate-resilient agroecosystems. 


10:30 | Harvesting Solutions: Tackling the Global Hunger Crisis through Multistakeholder Action | Plan International Canada 

In 2023, there are more than 345 million people around the world facing acute food insecurity and close to 50 million people on the brink of starvation, especially women and children.   In this dire context, we need all hands-on deck to face the global hunger crisis, promote climate resilience, and increase the green economy. Plan International Canada, CARE Canada, and World Vision Canada, in collaboration with partners in the private sector, government, and UN agencies, will launch a new multisectoral platform to address the global hunger crisis through action on three evidence-based solutions. This event will highlight the new initiative set to address the global hunger crisis for 1 million people in East Africa.   


12:00 | Indigenous Women Protecting Access to Safe Water in the Context of Climate Change | Indigenous Services Canada 

Climate change in Canada is disproportionately affecting access to safe water in Indigenous communities by damaging water infrastructure, disrupting water and wastewater services, and degrading water sources.  These disruptions are keenly felt by Indigenous women, who are traditionally water keepers and more likely to be caregivers of community members.  Yet, in the face of a changing climate, Indigenous women have been leading heroic efforts to protect and provide access to safe water. This event will feature Indigenous First Nations women, who will highlight how climate change has created new challenges for the provision of safe water in their communities and how they are taking action to address them. It will further outline Canada’s partnership with First Nation communities to facilitate access to safe water and build climate resiliency.


13:30 | Preserving the Arabian Sea and the St. Lawrence River Through Their Legal Personalities | The International Observatory on Nature's Rights 

The cross-cutting impacts of climate on water and the sea are tangible, as detailed in the most recent IPCC reports. This dialogue on threats to the St. Lawrence River and the Arabian Sea will seek to identify innovative legal solutions to drinking water shortages, food security, drought, and the decline in marine life into these two ecosystems. The event will demonstrate how the holistic approach to the recognition of the legal personalities of natural elements can contribute to the Paris Agreement and the Global Biodiversity Framework. This event is part of a process of reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples; there can be no preservation of waterways without the involvement and presence, at the table, of those who have known the territory for thousands of years. 


15:00 | Grasslands and Canadian Livestock: Solutions from the Ground Up | Canadian Cattle Association

This event highlights grassland ecosystems as a “greenest of green” solution, and livestock as essential to safeguarding biodiverse and carbon rich landscapes. Canada’s grasslands are disappearing, but the ecosystem services, biodiversity habitat, and climate change mitigation roles they hold are extensive. This event will showcase how, through incentives and innovative investment solutions, Canada is accelerating grassland conservation through collaboration and maintaining working landscapes by addressing economic pressures that drive the conversion of grasslands and marginal land. This event will also explore the global nature of the contribution of working landscapes and how well-managed, sustainable livestock systems are key to the conservation of nature and to the delivery of ecosystem services across the world.


16:15 | Showcasing Coordinated Local and Global Innovation for a Net-zero Agriculture Industry | Alberta Innovates 

There are very few industries as intertwined with climate change as agriculture. Not only is agriculture, along with forestry and land use, responsible for approximately 20-25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but agriculture is among the most significantly impacted by the effects of climate change. From floods to droughts to migrating climate zones, the impacts of a warming climate and increased extreme events are already having profound impacts on the ability to produce crops and feed citizens around the worldThis panel will feature four diverse, dynamic, and engaging speakers, who will each highlight trailblazing initiatives that include reducing methane emissions from cattle, providing on-farm technology for treating liquid waste, mapping, and validating soil organic carbon, and building a global smart farm network to accelerate international knowledge sharing. 


17:30 | Driving Change: A Ministerial Event on the Global Carbon Pricing Challenge | Environment and Climate Change Canada 

The Global Carbon Pricing Challenge (GCPC) is a partnership of jurisdictions committed to carbon pricing, supported by key international organizations. This leader-driven initiative sets concrete targets for carbon pricing coverage to drive ambition and increase the visibility of carbon pricing as an effective approach in the global fight against climate change.    

This high-level event with Ministers from the GCPC network will highlight new and existing GCPC partners and friends and provide them with a platform to showcase their progress and experience in carbon pricing. The event will also launch a new stage for the GCPC, with the introduction of a GCPC Secretariat, website, and branding. 


DECEMBER 11, 2023

Diversity and Inclusion Day at the Canada Pavilion, followed by the formal pavilion closing ceremony.

9:00 | A Faithful Commitment to Sustainability | The UNFCCC’s Youth Climate Report 

This documentary short film examines the innovative sustainability program that the Jaffari Community Center (JCC) in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada carries out during the holy month of Ramadan to host and feed an average of more than 2,000 people every night. 

Running Time: 26 minutes 

Languages: English and French subtitles 


9:30 | Creativity + Disability: At the Intersection of Climate Change | National accessArts centre

Join Canada’s National accessArts Centre (NaAC) for a film screening and discussion that highlights the perspectives of artists living with disabilities who use art to communicate climate grief, resilience, and hope. This event includes a screening of a 40-minute film narrated by Dr. Stephanie Chipeur at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, whose recent work focuses on climate change and the disability community. The film presents visual art created by NaAC artists who utilize their creativity to process the difficult topic of climate change. Following the film, NaAC’s President and CEO Jung-Suk Ryu will lead a panel discussion with artist David Oppong, a celebrated Canadian/Ghanaian artist, Dr. Stephanie Chipeur, and Marc Workman, CEO of the World Blind Union. The National accessArts Centre is Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization.  


11:15 | Changemakers: With Privilege Comes Responsibility | Northern Council for Global Cooperation 

Safe space, brave space. Despite the work that remains to be done, Canada stands as a beacon for 2SLGBTQAI+ rights, now more than ever. How does this guide our climate advocacy work? How do our stories make us more effective climate changemakers? After COP27’s standing room only success, we come back to you with insights on best practices and tips to queer (verb) climate action, both as an insider and as an ally.  


12:45 | Canada Pavilion Closing Ceremony | Environment & Climate Change Canada

The pavilion closing ceremony will be the final event of the COP28 Canada Pavilion. It will be an opportunity to further highlight Canada’s important partnership with Indigenous Peoples, to provide closing remarks for the Pavilion, as well as to reflect on COP28 and discuss next steps.