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ABU leads coverage of COP28 in Dubai

A multinational team, spearheaded by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), is set to deliver comprehensive daily coverage, including news stories, packages, and interviews, from the UN Climate Conference, COP28, held in Dubai.

Journalists representing regional broadcasting unions, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), and Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), will collaboratively generate news and current affairs content throughout the duration of the conference.

The resulting daily stories and interviews will be made available copyright-free to over 200 radio and TV stations across the Global South, and to the news exchange platforms of ABU, ASBU, AUB, and CBU, as well as the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM).

The COP28 global team is supported by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and Green Climate Fund. The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union has led the coverage of the Conference of the Parties since COP25 in Madrid, involving the regional broadcasting unions, members of the World Broadcasting Unions.

This coverage serves as a vital source of content for media organizations in Least Developed Countries, which bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change. Recognizing the resource constraints faced by radio and TV stations in these nations, the WBU/COP coverage team has become vital for delivering stories from COPs to the doorsteps of their audiences.

For detailed information on accessing the daily feed from COP28, please reach out to:

  • Natalia Ilieva(
  • Nazira Omarova (
  • Asiavision News Exchange  (

Recognized as a pivotal event for the future of the planet and humanity, COP28 will convene over 70,000 delegates, encompassing leaders from business and finance, as well as representatives of civil society. The conference, scheduled from November 30 to December 12, aims to expedite the global transition to a clean-energy future, and avoiding climate crisis by striving to maintain Earth’s warming under the critical 2°C threshold.

COP, the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was established in 1992 with 197 Parties (196 countries and the European Union). The COP28 in Dubai, UAE, will host delegates from nearly 200 countries, business and finance leaders, and civil society representatives. The high-level meeting will center on finance, adaptation, resilience, and nature, assessing progress toward previously agreed long-term climate goals while endeavoring to mobilize joint global efforts for effective climate action. Experts caution that the escalating temperatures this year have placed everyone on the frontline of disaster, emphasizing that the window for meaningful changes is rapidly closing.

The first-ever global stocktake is set to conclude at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28). The global stocktake is a process for countries and stakeholders to see where they’re collectively making progress towards meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement – and where they’re not. We know we are not on track to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The window for meaningful change is closing, and the time to act is now. Governments will take a decision on the global stocktake at COP28, which can be leveraged to accelerate ambition in their next round of climate action plans due in 2025. events linked to the Games.