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Climate Action Innovation Zone at COP 28

The Climate Action Innovation Zone will return alongside COP28 in Dubai. The inclusive, free-to-attend Innovation Zone will be a centre of gravity for cross-sector collaboration, bringing together thousands of leaders and practitioners from business, finance, cities, regions and countries to drive climate action at speed and scale. 

At a Glance

Mobilising the innovation ecosystem to facilitate concrete climate action at COP28

COP28 is a milestone moment for the world to take stock of progress on the Paris Agreement through the Global Stocktake.

The Climate Action Innovation Zone at COP28 will drive transformative climate action at speed and scale, by facilitating cross sector collaboration, partnerships, capacity building and problem solving across our innovation ecosystem of technology and solution providers, investors, governments, cities and change makers.


Partnership Opportunities


Qualified Delegates & Visitors


World Class Speakers


Partners & Exhibitors

Opportunities for your organisation

The Innovation Zone and our Flagship Events offer impactful partnership opportunities for organisations that want to position themselves at the forefront of delivering the low carbon transition and building a more sustainable, climate resilient world.

Our powerful yet flexible combination of thought leadership, convening, exhibiting and brand exposure will enable you to communicate your climate leadership, drumbeat new initiatives, and showcase your products or solutions to an engaged audience of decision-makers at COP28.

We welcome corporate and non-profit partners that have a proven and genuine commitment to tackling climate change and that share our goal: catalysing collaboration and innovation to drive climate action at speed and scale.


Do you offer innovative solutions or support that can accelerate the speed and scale of the low carbon transition or build climate resilience? Are you looking to connect with governments, businesses, cities and regions who are investing in mitigation and adaptation strategies?

Exhibiting in the Innovation Zone will enable you to demonstrate your climate leadership, showcase your solutions and technologies, and connect with future customers and investors.



The Innovation Zone offers a range of speaking opportunities for pioneering, thought-provoking and trusted climate leaders.

From speaking at our Flagship Events to an audience of 500 people, to hosting an intimate roundtable in our Climate Challenge Labs, partner organisations can help shape the programming, creating immersive, thought-provoking content on issues you see as important.



With our flexible meeting spaces and world-class conference facilities, the Innovation Zone is the place to convene at COP28.

From hiring your own private meeting room to use as a base during COP28 to hosting your own conference, private dinner or reception, we have spaces for you to bring together 10 to 500 people.


Brand Exposure

Corporate partners can bring their brands to life in front of thousands of change-makers through sponsorship of various aspects of the Innovation Zone.

From sponsoring the Climate Challenge Labs, the Climate Action Stage or Climate Leaders Lounge, to providing water filtration solutions, mobile/laptop charging stations and EV shuttle buses, there’s a whole host of opportunities to maximise your brand exposure.


What’s on at the Innovation Zone

The Innovation Zone will run for five days during the first full week of COP28, following the World Leaders Summit and UAE National Holiday. Featuring state-of-the-art conference spaces, an exhibition showcasing leading solution providers, intimate meeting spaces, the free-to-attend Climate Action Stage and the Climate Challenge Lab, the Climate Action Innovation Zone offers the ultimate environment for collaboration.

Climate Action Arena

Climate Action Arena

Climate Knowledge Hub

Climate Knowledge Hub

Island of Hope

Island of Hope

What our partners have to say:

  • "We received a lot of great feedback that the Innovation Zone really did prove to be the centre of gravity for policymakers, business leaders, investors, and innovators at COP"
    Nathan Cooper
    Partnerships Lead, First Movers Coalition | Climate Strategy Advisor, World Economic Forum
  • "The Innovation Zone was professionally run and offers an important hub for the private sector to come together and build partnerships to help decarbonize business models – thank you Climate Action for this opportunity"
    George Johnstone
    Associate Director, Energy Transition Marketing, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • "Climate Action brings people together who are passing each other like ships in the night at COP or sort of bumping into each other in the course of different initiatives. But this is an event that has a sustained and thoughtful programme around what are the multiple perspectives that people are considering"
    Kirsten Dunlop
    CEO, Climate-KIC
  • "The Sustainable Innovation Forum 2022 sent a clear signal to all stakeholders of the importance of private sector commitment to scaling climate action. Innovative solutions and climate smart technologies are key to implementing the Paris Agreement. Pleased to have delivered a keynote address and share thoughts in the interview"
    Ovais Sarmad
    Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC