As the final stretch of 2023 unfolds, the climate movement gains momentum as diverse stakeholders gather to deliberate, collaborate, and drive impactful actions against the backdrop of climate change. We have listed a series of crucial gatherings and discussions, uniting thought leaders, policymakers, environmentalists, and advocates.
Event 1: Adaptation Futures 2023
Date: 2 - 6 Oct
Location: Montreal, Canada
Adaptation Futures 2023 is a global conference focusing on climate change adaptation strategies, bringing together experts and stakeholders to discuss innovative approaches and best practices. The event aims to drive collaborative efforts for enhancing resilience to climate impacts.
Event 2: MENA Climate Week 2023
Date: 8 - 12 Oct
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
MENA Climate Week 2023 is a crucial event in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, uniting stakeholders to accelerate climate action and promote sustainability. The focus will be on (1) Energy systems & industry, (2) Cities, urban and rural settlements, infrastructure and transport, (3) Land, ocean, food & water, (4) Societies, health, livelihoods, and economies.
Date: 9 - 13 Oct
Location: Vienna, Austria
The event focuses on the integral role of nuclear power in achieving a net-zero carbon future. The conference aims to explore innovative nuclear technologies and their potential contributions to mitigating climate change, fostering discussions on sustainable, low-carbon energy solutions.
Date: 11 - 12 Oct
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The event is a gathering of thought leaders, practitioners, and enthusiasts focused on driving transformative change for the environment. The conference explores innovative approaches to sustainable landscape management, biodiversity conservation, and climate action, aiming to inspire a shared vision for a more sustainable and equitable world.
Date: 16 - 18 Oct
Location: Rome, Italy
This is a significant global event aiming to foster dialogues and collaborations to mitigate climate change. The conference brings together experts, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss innovative strategies and actionable approaches to address the climate crisis.
Date: 23 - 27 Oct
Location: Panama City, Panama
It is a critical event for the region, gathering stakeholders to accelerate climate action and sustainability efforts. The event focuses on sharing regional challenges, opportunities, and innovative solutions to address climate change.
Date: 23 - 27 Oct
Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon
This event unites 600 African climate stakeholders, focusing on "Sustainable Habitats and Climate Change in Africa." The conference highlights housing sustainability and aligns with international climate goals, aiming to accelerate climate actions ahead of COP28. It provides a platform for diverse non-state actors to showcase solutions and contribute to the Yaoundé Roadmap—a set of actionable recommendations for sustainable habitat action in Africa.
Event 8: VERGE - The Climate Tech Event
Date: 24 - 26 Oct
Location: California, USA
The premier climate tech event driving solutions for today's challenges. Leaders from various sectors collaborate to tackle the climate crisis and reimagine a sustainable world. Explore key programs focused on Buildings, Carbon, Energy, Food, Startups, and Transport. Network with 5,000+ professionals and gain insights from inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions, and innovative exhibits.
Event 9: Climate Change 2023
Date: 1 - 2 Nov
Location: London, England, UK (virtual)
It is a two-day event addressing climate and biodiversity goals through interactive discussions. Leaders from various sectors will explore innovative approaches, particularly nature-based solutions, to accelerate climate action. Hosted by Chatham House, the event precedes the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28).
Event 10: Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023
Date: 13 - 17 Nov
Location: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
The inaugural global stocktake at COP28 in UAE this December is a crucial moment to advocate rapid and profound transformation. APCW 2023 and Regional Climate Weeks provide a key platform for exchanging climate solutions, challenges, and opportunities across various regions.
Event 11: Net Zero Economy Forum
Date: 22 - 23 Nov
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
The Forum is set to unite industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and financial representatives. They will engage in comprehensive discussions about net-zero strategies and how to expedite and broaden this transition. This event will feature keynote speeches, discussions, and practical sessions. It aims to foster networking opportunities and serve as a foundation for successful partnership initiatives.
Event 12: WBCSD Council Meeting 2023
Date: 28 - 29 Nov
Location: Dubai, UAE
The meeting will be done in collaboration with the COP28 Presidency of the United Arab Emirates, WBCSD member companies, and stakeholders. The aim is to amplify the voice of progressive business, advocating for ambitious climate action and heightened accountability.
Event 13: COP28 2023
Date: 30 Nov - 12 Dec
Location: Dubai, UAE
The meeting will be held in collaboration with the COP28 Presidency of the United Arab Emirates, WBCSD member companies, and stakeholders. The aim is to amplify the voice of progressive business, advocating for ambitious climate action and heightened accountability.
Event 14: The Budapest Climate Summit
Date: 4 Dec
Location: Budapest, Hungary
The Budapest Climate Summit is a key event focused on the green transition in the CEE region's economy. It gathers policymakers, industry experts, and sustainable leaders to discuss actions needed to achieve common climate objectives. This annual summit has gained prominence since its inception in 2020, attracting notable global speakers. The event will take place on December 4th at Hotel Marriott Budapest.