Looking for the right time to start a conversation about climate change in your classroom? Consider having it during COP28, when the United Nations annual Climate Change Conference will vault climate change to the top of everyone’s newsfeed. For two weeks, from November 30th to December 12th, the world’s heads of state will meet in Expo City Dubai to discuss ideas, prior commitments, and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It will also bring together youth activists, artists, advocacy organizations, and business owners from the private sector from all over the world who are committed to fighting climate change together.
What is COP28? COP stands for Conference of the Parties, where the “parties” refers to the 198 nations, including the United States, that agreed to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992. This year marks the 28th time countries have gathered under the Convention; hence, COP28.