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ASI Sri Lanka at COP28 Climate Change Summit in Dubai


The Alliance for Sustainable Infrastructure (ASI) Convenor, Mr. Samantha Abeywickrama, participated at the COP28 Climate Change Summit held in Dubai, UAE from November 30 to December 12, 2023, representing Sri Lanka and ASI, making a significant contribution to advocating for sustainable development and environmental conservation on the global stage.


The COP28 Summit, hosted at the Dubai Expo City, saw the largest gathering of attendees in COP history, with close to 100,000 individuals from across the globe. ASI Convenor’s presence and contributions at the summit underscore ASI's commitment to addressing climate change and promoting sustainable infrastructure practices.


During the preparatory coordination meetings of the G77 and China group, the ASI Convenor actively engaged in discussions covering a wide range of critical issues, including adaptation, global stocktake, just transition, agriculture, finance, technology, capacity building, and loss & damage. These meetings provided a platform for developing countries to voice their concerns and priorities in the climate negotiations.


In addition to participating in the G77 meetings, the ASI Convenor attended numerous side events focusing on capacity building, system transformation, urban development, education, training, and public awareness. Notably, the Convenor was invited to the launch of the Global Alliance on Green Economy (GAGE) by the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), highlighting ASI's growing recognition and influence in the global sustainability arena.


The exchange of information, networking opportunities, and contributions made by the ASI Convenor at COP28 will pave the way for closer collaborations and partnerships for ASI in the future. ASI extends its gratitude to CIPE for its support in making Samantha's participation at COP28 possible, opening doors to invaluable opportunities for ASI's future endeavors.


The ASI Convenor’s participation at COP28 exemplifies ASI's dedication to advancing sustainable infrastructure practices and promoting environmental stewardship both on national and global scale. ASI looks forward to building on the momentum gained from COP28 to drive positive change and foster sustainable development in Sri Lanka and beyond.

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