Ana Lillebø, Principal researcher at CESAM and Vice-Rector of University of Aveiro, took part in the activities of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28). On 9 December, 17:30, she participated as speaker at the side event session on “Strategic Ocean Alliance: Fostering Global-Arab Collaborations for Marine Resilience against Climate Change”, organized by the League of the Arabian States, in the Blue Zone, Dubai.
Ana Lillebø contributed to the session on the topic Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems and Their Role in Addressing Climate Challenges, addressing the role of the Blue Carbon ecosystems and the Coastal Restoration with Nature and People.
This session was organized by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport and is conducted under the auspices of Prof. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail Farag, the President of AASTMT, and H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Secretary General of the Arab League.
COP28, held in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December 2023, features a series of specialized technical sessions covering several topics regarding the climate crisis. Participants include business leaders, young people, climate scientists, journalists, and various other experts and stakeholders.
The annual UN Climate Change Conferences are the world’s pre-eminent multilateral decision-making forum on climate change, with nearly all the world’s countries represented.