Impulsputh incitive ir participating at 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 30 – December 12, 2023.

At COP28, Impulsouth is poised to achieve multifaceted goals. First, the initiative aims to thoroughly share its project experiences and showcase its notable initiatives and achievements in the wider context of COP28. In doing so, Impulsouth seeks to deepen stakeholders’ understanding of their influential contribution to the overall climate action discourse.
Second, Impulsouth is committed to creating an environment that fosters strategic conversations for future collaboration. By fostering discussions beyond the immediate horizon, the initiative aims to shape the trajectory of future collaborative efforts. This proactive approach aims not only to foster strategic partnerships, but also to work together to pave the way for a more unified and effective response to the climate challenge. In addition, Impulsouth recognized that it could be important in the Global Inventory (GST) process. Actively providing valuable input and insight, the initiative works to enrich GST and thereby strengthen the global assessment of climate action progress. This commitment reflects Impulsouth’s commitment to providing a comprehensive and accurate assessment of overall climate change mitigation efforts.

Furthermore, Impulsouth has facilitated the participation of four young climate leaders from diverse backgrounds at COP28. Luz Ozsorio from Guatemala, Ny Aro Andriamiarosoa from Madagascar, Phionah Nalubega from Uganda, and Nomayi Hatyoka from Zambia, all affiliated with Impulsouth, have been granted financial support to attend the conference. Their presence underscores Impulsouth’s commitment to nurturing young talent and empowering voices from traditionally underrepresented regions in the global climate dialogue.

Finally, Impulsouth attempts to move the discussion beyond the present and into the future. By engaging in dialogue about future challenges and opportunities, the initiative aims to take a proactive and forward-looking approach to the changing dynamics of climate change. In essence, Impulsouth is not only a participant of COP28 but also an active collaborator, actively shaping the discourse and laying the foundations for a sustainable and flexible future.


  • South-south cooperation among capacity builders: an opportunity to scale transformative action
Date and Time: December 8th, 8:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Capacity-Building Hub
The session is part of a consultative process conducted by Impulsouth in order to enhance a more effective and action-oriented capacity building in the global south, understanding the challenges and good practices in different initiatives and aiming to build upon distinct experiences to future capacity building strategies.
See concept note here.
  • Triangular Cooperation for Change: Building Bridges and Capacities in the Global South
Date and Time: December 8th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Canada Pavilio

The event will generate a significant conversation around cooperative approaches to prepare young leaders from developing countries to drive climate action at all levels of society. It will share lessons learned between projects supported by Canada, foster discussion on opportunities for deepening and furthering triangular cooperation and provoke new ideas for climate education and training.

More information here
  • South South Capacities Day
Date and Time: December 8th, 8:45 a.m. – 7:05 p.m.
Venue: Capacity-Building Hub
Impulsouth is a lead partner of the 5th Capacity Building Hub at COP28. The South-South Capacities Day will be held in the 5th Capacity-building Hub at COP28. The day is designed to foster discussions on experiences and opportunities aimed at enhancing effective capacity-building in the global south, particularly through south-south and triangular cooperation. The main goal is to create a shared-space to discuss challenges, lessons learned, and best practices, strengthening ongoing initiatives and guiding future actions to solve capacity gaps in the global south. The agenda was carefully designed to trigger new connections, synergies and southern-led insights.
More information here.
  • Unholy Alliances’: Fostering Multistakeholder Coalitions for Food System Transformations

Date and Time: December 10th, 4.30 – 5.30 p.m.

Resilience Hub

This session will aim to bring along critical actors within the food value chain to discuss how to achieve coalitions for transformative and resilient food system change amid stakeholders who may traditionally not be able or choose not to come together, into unholy alliances. The round table will allow the participants to exchange experiences, challenges and lessons learned in the food sector on the importance and difficulties of generating partnerships between academia, public, private, and third sectors, to scale-up transformations in the food systems.

See the agenda of the Resilience Hub here.

The discussions during these meetings focus not only on current challenges, but also move us towards forward-looking conversations that promote proactive and forward-looking approaches to the complexities of climate change. Impulsouth’s sparked strategic conversations that will undoubtedly shape the landscape for future collaborations. By providing valuable insight into the Global Inventory Process (GST), we strengthens our commitment to enriching the global assessment of climate action progress.