ClimaTwin Participates in Climate Conversations: COP28 by the National Academies

ClimaTwin is proud to participate in the Climate Conversations: COP28, hosted by the National Academies. The event features a discussion about the outcomes of the 28th UN Conference of the Parties (COP28) and the implications for the future of global climate policy. Sara Schonhardt (E&E News) moderates a discussion between Lama Elhatow (Johns Hopkins University) and Nathan Hultman (University of Maryland) to address conference outcomes, final agreements, and climate actions. About the National Academies: “Throughout any given year, the National Academies convene hundreds of conferences, workshops, symposia, forums, roundtables, and other gatherings that attract the finest minds in academia and the public and private sectors.”

“Sara Schonhardt is a reporter at E&E News. Sara covers climate and energy developments globally, with a focus on international climate negotiations, finance and how countries are approaching the transition to cleaner economies. Prior to joining E&E News, Sara worked as a reporter for more than a decade across much of Southeast Asia, with stints for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and Voice of America. She was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Indonesia until 2017. Sara has a degree in journalism from Ohio University and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.”

“Lama Elhatow is currently a Professor and Program Coordinator at Johns Hopkins University for the Environmental Science and Policy and Energy, Policy and Climate programs. Lama is also an Environmental and Social Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) focusing on projects in sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure services, and financial markets. Lama engaged in the UNFCCC climate change negotiations with Climate Action Network-International as a Climate Policy Officer from 2009-2014, and again in 2022, working with governments in the Arab region to reduce their GHG emissions whilst following both the mitigation and adaptation tracks. Lama is a passionate environmentalist and an avid learner of the complexities of our ecosystem and is often amazed at the interconnectedness of everything within it.”

“Nathan Hultman is the founder and director of the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland, and professor in the School of Public Policy. His work focuses on setting and achieving ambitious national climate goals. He was recently senior advisor to the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate at the U.S. Department of State, and served for two years in the Obama White House including for the Paris climate negotiations. While in government, he helped develop the U.S. 2025 NDC, led the writing for the 2021 U.S. Long-Term Strategy under the Paris Agreement, and helped negotiate the U.S.-China Glasgow Declaration. He has participated in the U.N. climate process for over 25 years, starting with COP3 Kyoto, and has attended 21 COPs.”

© 2024 The National Academies. All rights reserved.

(Source: www.nationalacademies.org/event/41711_01-2024_climate-conversations-cop28)

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We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables owner-operators, investors, governments, engineers, and other decision-makers to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

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28th Conference of Parties COP28 in the UAE Combats Climate Change

The 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was a significant event for the global community in addressing climate change. The conference aimed to build upon the commitments made in previous COPs, specifically focusing on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. One of the key goals of COP28 UAE was to bring together global leaders, experts, and stakeholders to discuss and develop strategies for mitigating the impacts of climate change.

The conference focused on a range of topics, including sustainable development, renewable energy, and adaptation measures. It also addressed the role of technology and innovation in combating climate change, with a specific emphasis on the UAE’s efforts to promote sustainable development and reduce carbon emissions. The UAE showcased its commitment to environmental sustainability through initiatives such as the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the development of renewable energy projects.

COP28 UAE highlighted the urgent need for global collaboration and collective action in addressing climate change, underscoring the importance of international cooperation and shared responsibility. The discussions and agreements reached at the conference lay the groundwork for continued efforts to combat climate change and create a more sustainable future for the planet. The conference served as a platform for countries to reaffirm their commitment to the Paris Agreement and set ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Overall, COP28 UAE was a pivotal event in advancing global efforts to address climate change and promote sustainable development.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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