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Minister Barbara Creecy launches the South Africa Pavilion at COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates


05 December 2023


The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Her Excellency Barbara Creecy, will launch the South Africa Pavilion on Wednesday, 06 December 2023, at UNFCCC’s 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The South African Pavilion is hosted jointly by the South African Government and South African business, coordinated by the National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) and the National Business Initiative (NBI).

The Pavilion at COP28 brings together businesses and civil society to collaborate with public sector policymakers to discuss critical climate-related issues, the Just Transition in South Africa, and highlight key investment opportunities in the country.

The South African Pavilion is providing the global community with evidence that multi-sector collaboration in Africa is working to mitigate the effects of climate change, transforming economies, building resilient societies in a just, equitable manner and ensuring no one is left behind.

COP28 marks the sixth South African Pavilion, showcasing the collaboration between government and business in the fight against climate change. The first joint Pavilion was at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, followed by COP24 in Katowice, Poland, COP25 in Madrid, Spain, COP26 in Glasgow, UK and COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, respectively.

The centrepiece for COP28 will be the first Global Stocktake which will inform the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Members of the media are invited to attend the launch as follows:
Date: 06 December 2023
Time: 18h30 GST (16:30 CAT)
Venue: Dubai Expo City, South Africa Pavilion, Block B6, Building 86

To follow the proceedings online, use the link:

To RSVP, contact: 

Paul Sigutya
Cell: +27 72 921 4457

For media enquiries, contact:
Peter Mbelengwa
Cell: +27 82 611 8197


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