Dubai, 4th December - The world's attention is now firmly fixed on the upcoming 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28), a crucial event in global climate change discourse. Four members of the CRSD, led by Dr Nazia Habib, will join this year's gathering in Dubai. The CRSD team aims to demonstrate our Cambridge Policy Boot Camp (CPBC) method and feature a significant outcome from the Commonwealth-Cambridge action-research collaboration called ‘Their Future, Our Action’ to the delegates in the Blue Zone. Together with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development (CRSD) will bring delegates on a journey where they will encounter and engage with CPBC led activities. The interactive sessions will demonstrate how innovative research tools may enable us in sustaining our collective commitment to limit long-term global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius. 

The importance of the 1.5-degree target cannot be overstated, as it signifies the boundary between mitigating and confronting the most dire consequences of climate change. The significance of this objective is corroborated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading authority on climate science within the United Nations. The United Nations has issued an urgent call to action, emphasising that the window of opportunity to preserve the 1.5-degree limit is rapidly closing. COP28 is thus imbued with an unparalleled sense of urgency and responsibility.

The world is currently on a trajectory that could lead to an increase in temperatures of approximately 2.5 degrees Celsius by the year 2100. This sobering reality underscores the pressing need for immediate and resolute action. On the 4th of December, CRSD will be there. We welcome anyone to get in touch with us to find out more about COP28 activities.  Please contact us at