What Really Happened at COP28



Date: 15 December 2023

Time: 11:00-12:30

Location: GU01 Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre, Brian Hoskins Building

Watch the recorded session below


The 28th Conference of Parties, COP28, is currently in full swing in Dubai. With heated debates on the phase out of fossil fuel and climate finance currently happening on the ground, we are yet to see the final outcomes of this year’s climate conference such as the Global Stocktake.   


  What are the topics we have made progress on this year? How is it like to be at COP on the ground? Why do we need these climate conferences anyway? To explore some of these questions together, we invite you to join our ‘What really happened at COP?’ event held on Friday, December 15th at 11am in the Sutcliffe Theatre, Brian Hoskins Building in the Department of Meteorology. Students and staff from the University of Reading who attended COP on the ground in Dubai and in the Newsroom in Reading, will share their perspectives on the conference. We will cover the overall outcomes as well as specific topics that we have engaged with more deeply such as biodiversity, loss and damages and the rights and perspective of indigenous peoples. 


The event will showcase videos and other media output produced by students, reflect on the role of the University at these climate conferences and provide a space for you to ask and discuss all the questions you have around COP28.  

You can also watch all the videos presented during the session below: 

  • Video credit Alex Moores:

  • Video Credit Lynn de Miranda

  • Video credit: Charlie Davies


  • Video credit: Hannah Case