Climate Action Innovation Zone

Placing innovation and investment at the heart of COP28 to accelerate a just transition to net zero.

The Climate Action Innovation Zone is a key hub for cross-sector collaboration at COP, connecting national governments with cities, regions, businesses and investors to accelerate the delivery of stronger and more ambitious climate action. 

Building on the success of the inaugural Innovation Zone at COP26 in Glasgow, the ambitious 2022 Climate Action Innovation Zone was a dynamic 6000m² high-impact event space for mission-led organisations wanting to drive forward the innovation and finance agenda at COP.

Sustainable Innovation Forum

Sustainable Innovation Forum

An inclusive collaborative event enabling climate action at COP

For 13 years, Climate Action has been uniting heads of state and multilaterals, environment ministers, business leaders, investors and NGOs alongside the UN Climate Change negotiations, convening the largest multi-stakeholder forum at COP. The high-level Sustainable Innovation Forum enables real economy stakeholders the opportunity to have a tangible impact at COP.

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe

In partnership with UNEP FI, Climate Action hosts the annual Sustainable Investment Forum Europe.

In partnership with UNEP FI, Climate Action hosts the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe annually each May. 

The hybrid Forum connects and engages 5,000 financial leaders in an in-person and digital format to increase momentum towards a sustainable, equitable and net zero global economy.

Sustainable Investment Forum North America

Paving the way towards a sustainable, equitable and net zero global economy

Climate Action’s Sustainable Investment Forum North America takes place annually in New York during Climate Week NYC as the largest event focused on finance and investment. 

Run in partnership with UNEP FI, the Forum explores how we can direct capital towards resilient, sustainable growth.

Hydrogen Transition Summit

Scaling a hydrogen economy through supply chain collaboration

The Hydrogen Transition Summit takes place in November alongside the annual COP meetings. 

The hybrid Summit connects and engages energy regulators, policy makers, business leaders and investors to unify a global hydrogen value chain and accelerate the deployment of green hydrogen.

Climate Innovation Forum

Connecting leaders in business, policy and finance to drive net zero innovation

The Climate Innovation Forum is a flagship event of London Climate Action Week, bringing together senior public and private sector decision makers to accelerate the delivery of net zero commitments. 

A critical touchpoint between the annual COPs, the Forum looks at core pathways to net zero, shining a spotlight on the urgency of innovation.

Global speakers that drive change

Our events draw the most influential and inspirational speakers. Our impactful agendas facilitate powerful conversations with thought leaders, heads of state, innovators, industry experts and business leaders. Here are just a few of our previous speakers….

Nigel Topping
UK High Level Climate Action Champion
John Kerry
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
United States Department of State
HRH King Charles III
Sustainable Markets Initiative
Mark Carney
UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance
United Nations
Oliver Zipse
Chairman of the Board of Management
Frantz Beznik
R&D Director, Global Head of Sustainable Innovation
Mardi McBrien
Managing Director
Climate Disclosure Standards Board
Marisa Buchanan
Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainability
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
David Turk
Deputy Secretary
US Department of Energy
Bernice Van Bronkhorst
Practice Manager Africa Region - Urban Development and Disaster Risk Management
The World Bank
Ani Dasgupta
President & CEO
World Resources Institute
Maria Mendiluce
We Mean Business Coalition
Noel Quinn
Group Chief Executive
Greg Hands
Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change
UK Department for Business, Energy, Industrial Strategy
Mindy Lubber
Sanda Ojiambo
CEO & Executive Director
UN Global Compact
Paul Polman
Co-Founder & Chair
Deborah Meaden
Entrepreneur and Host
Dragon’s Den investor and Radio 5 Live’s Big Green Money Show
Frank Bainimarama
Prime Minister of Fiji
Government of Fiji
Ban Ki-moon
8th UN Secretary General | Deputy Chair
United Nations | The Elders

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