The Innovation Zone’s packed five-day programme includes Climate Action’s Flagship Forums, over 50 side events hosted by our partners, workshops and roundtables, an exhibition of climate solutions, the immersive Climate Action Stage, the interactive Climate Challenge Labs, the Conduit Lounge, the SIDS-focused Island Stage, plus meeting rooms, cafes, private networking events and dinners. With so much going on, the accessible Innovation Zone is an ideal place to learn, network, share, convene and do business at COP28.
Showcasing startups and scaleups plus proven technologies, solutions and services that can accelerate the speed and scale of the low carbon transition and building climate resilience.
Climate Action Stage
A stylish, immersive stage featuring a compelling programme of conversations exploring how, together, we can move from promises to progress and deliver a net zero, nature-positive equitable future.
An extensive daily conference dedicated to catalysing innovation, partnerships and finance to secure a sustainable future for small island states and climate vulnerable regions at COP28.
Sustainable Innovation Forum
The leading multistakeholder sustainability conference alongside COP28, bringing together 1,000 global climate leaders to promote transformative innovation and tangible climate action to help us go further, faster together.
Sustainable Finance Forum
Run in partnership with UNEP FI and PRI as one of the biggest finance sector events at COP, convening banks, insurers and investors to accelerate a nature-positive, net-zero, and equitable global economy.
Hydrogen Transition Summit
Climate Action’s fourth annual Hydrogen Transition Summit uniting 500 stakeholders from the hydrogen supply chain to accelerate the partnerships, policy and finance needed to drive the global hydrogen agenda.
Agri-Food Systems Summit
Run in technical collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO), the event will catalyse innovation to transform global agri-food systems for a sustainable, resilient future.
Roundtables & Workshops
A series of roundtables and workshops will be hosted by our partners throughout the week exploring tangible solutions to our most pressing climate challenges.
UK Climate Action Forum
A collaborative event to showcase the UK’s pioneering climate solutions and services, and share replicable and investible examples that will benefit the UK but can also be tailored and exported abroad.
The Innovation Zone will host numerous side events for partners including the US Chambers of Commerce, Bain & Co and NYU Abu Dhabi. If you are looking for turnkey event spaces to run an event.
Stylish and lavish rooms plus atmospheric terraces will host private breakfasts, dinners and drinks receptions for partners to entertain, with five-star catering from the Madinat Jumeirah hotel.
Hosted by The Conduit, the Lounge is an exclusive space for high-level guests to relax, work and connect - with comfortable seating, workstations, private meeting spaces and complimentary coffee.