COP28 Update – 8 December 2023


COP28 has seen a host of pledges and agreements, and the CMS team has been reflecting on the announcements and sharing their experiences of COP28 on the CMS COP28 Hub. Here, we roundup the latest commentary from our team at COP28.  

CMS Commentary

Key takeaways from Energy Day at COP28

As a young professional in the legal field, attending COP28's Energy Day was an eye-opening experience that provided valuable insights into the future of environmental policies and their potential impact. Day 6 of COP28 showcased a collective determination to address the pressing challenges of our time. The discussions emphasised the urgency of transitioning to sustainable energy sources, with a focus on innovation, collaboration and policy frameworks.

Read more here: Key takeaways from Energy Day at COP28 (

COP28: Global Health Under the Spotlight

Health took centre stage at the first ever ‘Health Day’ at COP28 on 3 December. The program focused the attention of world leaders on the profound public health-related issues stemming from climate change.

Read more here: CMS | Law-Now | COP28: Global Health Under the Spotlight

Views from COP28

  • Iona Hunter, Senior Associate at CMS UAE, provides insight on her experience at the transportation/urbanisation themed day at COP28 and discussions that took place around public-private partnerships.
  • Inshaal Ahmad, Associate at CMS UAE, explains why Dubai hosting COP28 is both positive and important for the region.
  • Sam Ridge, Associate at CMS UAE, uses Youth Day at COP28 to reflect on what the conference means to him and how the agreements made will shape his future career as a lawyer in the energy sector.

Watch attendees views from COP28 videos here.