Kew at COP28
Kew is committed to highlighting nature as a critical part of climate action.
Building on Kew’s success as an official UNFCCC partner at COP26, we will be at COP28 in Dubai to highlight the importance of nature in tackling global climate issues.
The dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are interlinked and mutually exacerbating – we cannot tackle one without the other.
Nature can provide the solution.
We will need nature in order to reach net zero; nature-based solutions could provide ~30% of the emissions reductions required to keep global warming below 2°C.
But poorly-implemented nature-based solutions, focused solely on climate mitigation, can have widespread negative consequences for biodiversity and local people.
Urgent action is needed this decade; 2030 marks critical deadlines for climate, biodiversity and sustainable development. Kew commits to playing its part.
With our collections, expertise and partnerships, we are well placed to work with others – UK government, international partners, private sector – to inform, deliver and monitor interventions that work for climate, nature and people.
Join us at COP28 to find out more about the importance of nature-based solutions being evidence-led and biodiversity-positive, as well as incorporating local and indigenous knowledge.
Don't miss us at COP28
We are hosting a range of panel discussions, interactive experiences and displays at COP28 on crucial topics including nature-based solutions and food security.
See details about our programme of events below, and come join us online or in person.
Coffee and conversation
Throughout COP28, sustainable wild coffee from a project led by Kew and partners in the Yayu Reserve in Ethiopia, will be served in the UK Pavilion.
Enjoy a cup or two during our series of talks on Kew's work to develop climate-resilient agriculture.
- Tuesday 2 December | 2.30pm | UK Pavilion – Connecting The Rio Conventions
- Thursday 4 December | 5.30pm | IUCN Pavilion – Forests and Finance: The Global Biodiversity Standard
- Tuesday 9 December | 9am | UK Pavilion – Listening to the science and recognising knowledge: How to harness solutions from nature
- Tuesday 9 December | 3.30pm | We Mean Business Pavilion - Managing the nature-business nexus
Food Forever Experience
On Food, Agriculture and Water Day, Sunday 10 December, we are co-hosting an immersive event with the Crop Trust, CGIAR and other partners.
Chefs Anahita Dhondy and Conor Spacey will create dishes using forgotten or underused ingredients, to highlight the importance of crop diversity in agriculture and diets.
More from Kew
A selection of Kew's work exploring the nexus between climate, biodiversity and sustainable development.
State of the World's Plants and Fungi 2023
Our report exploring the worldwide drivers and patterns of biodiversity; new insights into extinction risk, and critical knowledge gaps and how to address them.
Global Centre on Biodiversity for Climate (GCBC)
Kew is proud to be the Strategic Science Lead for the GCBC – a UK Official Development Assistance programme that funds research into natural solutions to climate change and poverty.
Research into the value of UK biodiversity to inform nature-based solutions to critical challenges such as climate change and food security.
Millennium Seed Bank
The world’s largest underground seed bank and conservation resource for diverse wild plant species.
10 golden rules for restoring forests
How reforestation can tackle the climate and biodiversity crises.
5 ways Kew is protecting food from extinction
Our scientists and partners around the globe are working to protect food crops from disappearing and identify edible species that can increase the resilience and diversity of what we eat.