Carbon Tracker’s team of analysts will be speaking at events and meetings throughout the two-week summit (in the blue and green zones) and we will have a communications team both on the ground and in London to assist you with interview requests and more general questions.

Carbon Tracker hosted/co-hosted events:

Event 1: The Global Carbon Budget and Fossil Fuel Reserves: Why We Need More Data and Transparency

  • Location: Estonian Pavilion, Blue Zone (accreditation required)
  • Date:  3/12/2023
  • Time: 12:00-12:30 GST

Overview: This event will promote the value of data and transparency in relation to oil, gas and coal production and reserves in public policymaking on climate change and energy, showcasing practical tools such as the Global Registry of Fossil Fuels.

Participants: Richard Folland

Event 2: The Global Stocktake and Climate Accountability: Unlocking Finance and Action

  • Location: Blue Zone SE Room 8 (accreditation required)
  • Date: Sunday 3/12/2023
  • Time: 18:30-20:00 GST


  • CDP Worldwide
  • Transparency International


 Transparency & accountability, from mobilization of climate finance to projects, are essential in making interventions effective and benefiting people & planet. The GST can help realign financial flows and build clear roadmaps, the event underlining stakeholders’ proposals to increase integrity.  Speakers: The event will bring in a variety of stakeholders, including high-level representatives from national governments, corporates, the UN, and experts in the field of disclosure/ accountability from the three organisers.

Participants: Richard Folland

Event 3: The Energy Transition: Supply, Demand, and the Investor Perspective

  • Location: ASU Pavilion, Blue Zone (accreditation required)
  • Date: 5 December
  • Time: 16:30-18:00 GST

Overview: Against the backdrop of an escalating climate crisis and the need to fund an accelerated energy transition, this session will showcase supply-side and demand-side themes, as well as consider them through an investor/stakeholder lens.

Partners: Power Shift Africa

Participants: Ben Scott, Mike Coffin

Event 4: SDG Hive programme – Energy Transition event

  • Location: DIFC Academy, Auditorium 2, Level 2
  • Date: 6 December
  • Time: 11:15-12:30 GST

Overview: SDG Hive series provides a platform for high-impact discussions around select COP28 themes. The sessions build upon the SDG Hive from our annual Ethical Finance Global summit, and provide finance practitioners with the skills they need to address the climate crisis and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Energy Transition: Supply, Demand, and the Investor Perspective

Against the backdrop of an escalating climate crisis and the need to fund an accelerated energy transition, this session will showcase supply-side and demand-side themes, as well as consider them through an investor/stakeholder lens.

Participants: Mark Campanale

Partners: PRI

Register here

Event 5: SDG Hive Programme

  • Location: DIFC Academy, Auditorium 2, Level 2
  • Date:  7/12/2023
  • Time: 15:30-16:30 GST

Bridging the Divide: Channeling Finance to Africa

Investment in Africa is investment in the future. In this session, unique regional perspectives will offer global insights regarding investment opportunities and existing challenges in Africa.

Participants: Ben Scott

Other Speaking Engagements:

Financing the future: how should big banks respond to the climate crisis? 

  • Date: Friday, 1/12/2023 
  • Time: 13:30-14:30 
  • Location: State of Green’s Pavilion  

Overview: Event is hosted by State of Green. Discussion on the financial risks related to oil and gas expansions. 

Participants: Richard Folland  

Managing the transition away from fossil fuels. What is required? 

  • Time: 9 to 10 am GST 
  • Date: Saturday, 2/12/2023   
  • Venue: The Climate Registry Pavilion in the Blue Zone 
  • Partners: The Climate Registry 

 Overview: National and state governments need detailed plans for transitioning away from fossil fuels, with objectives and milestones phased in to reduce price shocks, limit impacts on low-income communities, and avoid layoffs, while helping workers retrain and move into new, high-paying jobs. Implementing such plans will require a coordinated effort between multiple agencies with leadership and accountability at the cabinet level. California has some pieces in place, but no comprehensive plan. This panel will discuss what is working and what is still needed to launch a comprehensive fossil fuel phaseout from a number of different state-level perspectives. 

Participants: Richard Folland 

Path to COP28( GEFI) Climate Finance Summit, DIFC

  • Date: 4th December
  • Time: 9:00 -13:00 GST (10:30 GST presentation time)
  • Location: DIFC – Financial Centre

Overview: The time for gradual changes is over: we need to finance our survival. Wildfires have raged across Europe for a second successive summer. Across the world, pressure is being put on scare water, agricultural land and endangered species.

Mike Coffin to present Petrostates findings.

 Registration link:

Barclays COP28: Energy transition – gaps and opportunities – the role of the Oil & Gas sector Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 8:00am – 9:30am Dubai Marina

  • Date: 5th December
  • Time: 8:00-9:30 GST
  • Location: Dubai Marina, Al Marsa Street, 66, Dubai Marina
  • Overview: An interactive discussion on the energy transition over breakfast. Topics will include: progress towards energy transition goals, shifting portfolio investments to support transition, effects of governments’ green industrial policies and the role of the Oil & Gas sector.

Addressing Oil and Gas Sector Liabilities and Decommissioning in the Energy Transition, Blue Zone, Canadian Pavilion

  • Date: 5th December
  • Time: 10:30-12:00 GST
  • Location: Blue Zone, Canadian Pavilion

Participants: Mike Coffin 

Overview: This conversation between frontline communities, advocates and researchers will explore the question of how to best address the oil and gas industry’s mounting environmental liabilities, as well as their decommissioning costs, in the context of declining demand for oil and gas. Our expert panel, moderated by Environmental Defence Canada, will feature two First Nations from Canada’s tar sands region, an advocate from the Niger Delta, and a researcher from the think-tank Carbon Tracker.

World Climate Summit – The Investment COP:  Finance for Adaptation and Resilience – Creating a Green and Inclusive Future 

  • Date: December 8
  • Location: Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Time: 13:15-14:00 GST.

This session will be moderated by a representative from CPI, and we are in discussion with KLP and Blackrock. We are media partners so have access to attend this summit (Register here:

Participants: Mark Campanale

A look back across COP and look ahead to the final negotiations hosted by the Financial Times

  • Date: December 11  
  • Location: World Bank Group, IMF & FT pavilion. Area B6, pavilion 70 
  • Time: 3:00-3:45 GST 

 Participants: Richard Folland  


Please also find below analysts and senior staff attending COP over the two-week period, their expertise and areas they’d be happy to comment on. We also have more analysts in London and the United States, able to pick up COP questions and interviews through the period.

Name & Position Expertise Dates E-mail
Mark Campanale, Founder Climate finance, stranded assets & investor risks 4-11Dec
Richard Folland, Head of Policy and Engagement  Climate Policy 1-12 Dec
Mike Coffin, Head of Oil, Gas and Mining Energy Transition, Oil and Gas, Transition Risk for Oil and Gas companies 3-8 Dec
Ben Scott, Senior Automotive Analyst Electric Vehicles & transition trends 3-8 Dec


For interview requests please email in the first instance.

For event inquiries, please email .

Greenhouse PR will also be assisting with interview requests throughout the period.