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

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The Climate Action Innovation Zone

Organised by Climate Action, the Innovation Zone is a powerful example of the importance of public-private partnerships in addressing the climate emergency. The Innovation Zone is placing innovation and investment at the heart of COP27 to accelerate the pathway to net zero and achieve a just transition.

Building on the success of the Innovation Zone at COP26, the 2022 Climate Action Innovation Zone in Sharm El Sheikh will be an impressive 6,000m² structure, built just 300 metres from the Blue Zone, creating an impactful, action-orientated space focused on bringing together governments with non-state actors to drive collaboration and innovation​ for climate action.

View highlights of the Innovation Zone at COP26 in Glasgow, 8-10 November 2021.

A key element of the Innovation Zone is to provide space for mission-led organisations – including companies, governments, cities, regions, and financial and educational institutions - to showcase solutions and catalyse the collaborations essential to halve global emissions by 2030. 

From 1,000-person conferences to private meeting rooms and exhibition pavilions, partners can utilise the accessible, impact-driven Innovation Zone throughout their time at COP as a venue to convene and to amplify their messaging.


  • Hybrid conference facilities for up to 1,000 people
  • Dedicated meeting rooms and private chalets
  • Smaller event spaces for 50-100 people
  • Extensive exhibition area with partner pavilions
  • Informal meeting and working spaces
  • Hosted breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • 300 metres from the Blue Zone
  • Separate badging from the Blue and Green Zones



The Innovation Zone is located at the heart of COP27, within walking distance to the Green and Blue Zones:

  • Located in the grounds of Tonino Lamborghini Hotel​

  • 6,000 square metre pre-fabricated structure ​

  • 300 metres to/from the Blue Zone​

  • Private Entrance with drop and go and parking ​

  • Blue Zone or Green Zone badging not required.

Climate Action Innovation Zone, Tonino Lamborghini Hotel​, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.


About the Organiser

Climate Action is a mission-led business that has worked at the intersection of climate change policy, innovation and sustainable finance for the last 15 years. Our goal is to accelerate the transition to a global green economy by helping to achieve the aims of the Paris Agreement and the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Our digital and live event platforms build tangible partnerships between business, government, UN agencies and NGOs with 120,000 subscribers globally.

For the last 12 years, Climate Action has run the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) at COP - widely recognised as the largest multi-stakeholder side event at the annual UN Climate Change Conference - with a strong focus on the role of the global business community in creating the systemic change we need.

The Innovation Zone concept was conceived and created by Climate Action at COP26 and we are delighted to be building on its success with a bigger, more impactful Climate Action Innovation Zone at COP27. Please join us and be part of the action! 

 Climate Action’s journey accelerating solutions for climate action at the annual UN climate change conferences...

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Climate Action has been convening climate leaders, pioneers and practitioners through our event platforms since 2007.

Nick Henry, CEO of Climate Action and Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, launch the Innovation Zone at COP26.

Climate Action's events provide platforms for brands to showcase their net zero solutions.

Our hybrid events engage global sustainability leaders from across the globe throughout the year.


“Thank you Climate Action for your remarkable organisation, communication and professionalism. We are proud of our collaboration with you on the agenda of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, thank you for making it a great success. We look forward to more successful events towards COP and beyond.”

Zitouni Oulddada, Deputy Director, Climate & Environment Division, FAO 


“We see the exchange in this forum as essential to learn from a broad community of thought leaders. The BMW Group is proud to be once again part of the SIF.”

Dr. Thomas Becker, VP Sustainability and Mobility Strategy, BMW Group 



“Everyone at UPS is incredibly happy with what came out of the SIF, both in terms of the connections and the media resources that were created, so thank you to the whole Climate Action team for making a huge success of the event.”

Zach Baden, International Sustainability, UPS


“Climate Action brings people together who are passing each other like ships in the night in COP or sort of bumping into each other in the course of different initiatives. But this is an event that has a sustained and thoughtful programming around what are the multiple perspectives that people are considering.”

Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, Climate-KIC


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