07-18 November, 2022
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

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The Innovation Zone runs parallel to COP and offers a bold design that focuses on the future.

The Innovation Zone is free to attend and offers a space dedicated to action at COP. This innovation ecosystem is where dynamic solutions come to life, new ideas are born, climate leaders step up and cross-sector partnerships begin.

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What was achieved at the Innovation Zone during COP27

Cross-sector Collaboration

Cross-sector Collaboration

At the 13th Annual Sustainable Innovation Forum, over 150 global thought leaders highlighted the power of green finance, the importance of sustainable cities and and showcased innovative solutions.

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First Movers Coalition Announcement

First Movers Coalition Announcement

The World Economic Forum and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced the expansion of a coalition of global companies to commit $12 billion in 2030.

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The Climate Action Stage

The Climate Action Stage

The Climate Action Stage, run in partnership with NEOM and curated by Kite Insights, was at the heart of the Innovation Zone, and welcomed over 300 inspirational speakers exploring what it takes to act on climate.​​​​​

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The green hydrogen solution

The green hydrogen solution

Governments, the energy industry, corporates, investors and policymakers discussed how to navigate the challenges of scaling up green hydrogen in the transition to net zero at the Hydrogen Transition Summit.

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An inclusive transition

An inclusive transition

For an inclusive transition it is vital that we listen to the voices of women, young people, indigenous communities and those in the Global South who are disproportionately impacted by climate change.

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Climate Challenge Lab

Climate Challenge Lab

This new space provided participants with an energetic platform to solutions to some of the planet’s most urgent climate issues. A programme of 30 events included workshops, participant-led discussions and interactive, high profile panels.

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Cities of the Future

Cities of the Future

Part of ICLEI’s Global Research and Innovation Strategy, Cities Focus aimed to expand the conversation towards climate action, moving away from business-as-usual and create long-term climate positive impact.

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Where did the Innovation Zone take place at COP27?

300m from the Blue Zone. Watch our video down below!

Climate Action’s Flagship Events which took place in the Innovation Zone

Our flagship events offered unique opportunities for individuals and organisations to be part of the two most sought-after events during COP27. 

Both events brought together thought-leaders, industry experts and dynamic organisations to address the climate emergency by challenging existing practices and exploring new ideas to drive tangible results towards a net zero future and achieve a just transition.

Building on its success at COP27, the hybrid Hydrogen Transition Summit will connect global hydrogen leaders, investors and policymakers to unify the fast developing and multi-faceted hydrogen value chain to scale the clean hydrogen economy. 

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A world-class, high level summit run by Climate Action to forge cross-sector partnerships, highlight the power of green finance and showcase innovative solutions that will enable us to meet the Paris goals and create a more inclusive and sustainable world.

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Reasons to attend the Innovation Zone

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Free to attend for all in the climate change community 

 

Global Community

Connect with a diverse global community of climate enablers

solutions

Explore innovative solutions
in our exhibition area

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Hear from thought-leaders
at our Flagship Events

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Access private meeting rooms and workspaces

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Develop meaningful partnerships
that support a just transition

SDG

Help drive commitments to
Net Zero & SDG targets

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Be part of the innovation ecosystem
at COP27

Opportunities to get involved

Are you looking to host an event at COP28?

Are you looking to host
an event at COP28?

From 1000-person conferences to private meeting rooms and exhibition stands, connect with key audiences and amplify your messaging.

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Would you like to maximise your brand presence at COP28?

Would you like to maximise your brand presence at COP28?

Sponsorship offers a powerful combination of thought leadership, exhibition space and brand activations alongside lead generation, networking and hospitality.

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