Impulsouth actively participated at the 28th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 28) with key allies in various events and panels . Our goal was to share lessons learned on south-south cooperation for capacity building in the context of the Global Stocktake and facilitate debates to guide future collaboration and strategic partnerships. 

To encourage the involvement of young leaders at global climate talks, Impulsouth awarded scholarships to four outstanding young women to attend COP28. Luz Osorio from Guatemala, Ny Aro Andriamiarosoa from Madagascar, Nomayi Hatyoka from Zambia, and Phionah Nalubega from Uganda are participants of the SOlutions Lab and climate leaders in their communities.For further insights into their backgrounds and details about Climate Solutions, please click here.

On December 8th, we proudly hosted the 5th Capacity-Building Hub at COP28, taking a central role in the South-South Cooperation Day. Natalia Rezende, coordinator of the Impulsouth program, presented our approach to leveraging South-South cooperation for youth from the Global South to address climate change, drawing from the Climate Solutions Lab experience.

The South-South Capacities Day, featured nine side events led by Impulsouth in collaboration with various partners. These events highlighted the critical importance of collaborative efforts, integrated strategies, and ongoing capacity-building initiatives in addressing climate change challenges in the Global South. Key themes included the significance of south-south cooperation, transparency challenges, capacity-building for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), a comprehensive approach involving local actors and partnerships, and integrating circular economy solutions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The day aimed to facilitate discussions on experiences and opportunities for effective capacity-building in the global south, specifically through south-south and triangular cooperation, creating a shared space to address challenges, share lessons learned, strengthen initiatives, and guide future actions to address capacity gaps. More information here.

 Also on December 8th, at the Canadian Pavilion, Impulsouth hosted the session “Triangular Cooperation for Change: Building Bridges and Capacities in the Global South”. The fully-attended event brought participants to reflect on the role of south-south cooperation and triangular cooperation to overcome individual, institutional, and systemic capacity gaps and accelerate climate action.  

The importance of knowledge translation was emphasized, not only linguistically but also in terms of culture and working methods. It is an essential tool to enhance synergy and learning among countries.