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Claire Fyson, Kelly Levin and Rachel Jetel presenting at COP28
From left to right: Claire Fyson, Climate Analytics; Kelly Levin, the Bezos Earth Fund; and Rachel Jetel, World Resources Institute present on the State of Climate Action 2023 and more at COP28

Delivering climate action by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees C will require rapid transformations across our major systems – energy, industry, food, forest and land, finance and more. But we are off track. The escalating weather events across the world are heartbreaking reminders that we are deep in the climate emergency. Meanwhile, we know what the solutions are and exponential change is happening, proving that extraordinary transformation is possible, faster than we previously imagined.  

Success is not inevitable. This year, as the first Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement culminates at COP28, world leaders must recognize the insufficient progress to date and chart a path forward that builds on the successes we’re seeing. This moment should serve as a springboard for accelerated actions to mitigate climate change.

This session focused on what action is needed by 2030, and how taking a systems approach to the required transformations will be vital. We overviewed the latest findings from the State of Climate Action 2023 capturing how collective performance is stacking up against sectoral 1.5°C-aligned targets – and explored where are we seeing positive exponential change that we can build on. 

The event was held at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Al Sufouh 1, Dubai



  • Claire Fyson, Co-Head of Climate Analytics’ policy team
  • Kelly Levin, Co-Director, Systems Change Lab, the Bezos Earth Fund
  • Rachel Jetel, Co-Director, Systems Change Lab, World Resources Institute