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Joan Sullivan, Climate Visuals Countdown


At COP28, the world's leaders must deliver a rapid response plan to the Global Stocktake that decarbonizes economies at a pace and scale not seen before, offers much more focus on building resilience to climate impacts and significantly increases finance flowing toward climate solutions in developing countries. But once the final gavel drops, how can leaders translate signals from the Global Stocktake into tangible progress on the ground?  

On Saturday, December 9, government representatives and others discussed how countries, cities and others can use a strong Global Stocktake outcome at COP28 as a jumping off point for advancing bold climate actions and policies at home, including laying the groundwork for submitting much stronger nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in 2025. Speakers also covered resources that will likely be available at the regional and international level to support ambitious climate action.  



  • Niklas Höhne, NewClimate Institute
  • Sophie Boehm, Senior Research Associate, World Resources Institute
  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Global Leader of Climate & Energy, WWF
  • Ana Toni, head of the National Secretariat for Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Brazil
  • Angelo Kairos T. dela Cruz, Executive Director, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
  • Jen Austin, Director of Strategy and Policy, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28