COP28 Debrief: Building Capacity to Implement the Paris Agreement

TOKYO & ONLINE: This event will discuss the outcomes of COP28 and ways to engage youth in policymaking on climate change.

- Asia/Tokyo
UNU Building 1F Annex Space 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Interpretation provided Open to public

On 15 December 2023 UNU-IAS will organize an event to discuss the current capacity gaps and needs for effectively implementing climate action under the Paris Agreement. Convening international experts on climate change and UNU-IAS students, the event will feature a keynote presentation by Hoesung Lee, Former Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)). The discussion will be informed by updates and outcomes of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP28) as reported by the UNU-IAS delegation, as well as the recent developments on the UNU-IAS Postgraduate Degree Specialization on the Paris Agreement launched in September 2023. The session will also address ways to advance meaningful youth engagement in policymaking processes on climate change.


This event will take place in the 1F Annex Space of the UNU HQ Building in Tokyo, Japan. To attend in person, please register in advance. 

Online participation will be possible via Zoom (advance registration required). Please note that simultaneous interpretation will not be available to online participants. 

Please note that participants in UNU events may appear in photography, screen captures, videos, and/or audio (see disclaimer).


This event will be held in Japanese and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for in-person attendees.


15:30–15:35 Opening Remarks

15:35–15:50 Keynote Presentation

  • Hoesung Lee (Special Ambassador for Carbon Free Energy, President of CF Alliance; Former Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC))

15:50–16:20 First Panel Discussion: COP28 Outcomes and Beyond

Introductory presentation and moderation:


  • Nobuo Mimura (Specially Appointed Professor, Ibaraki University)
  • Hoesung Lee (Special Ambassador for Carbon Free Energy, President of CF Alliance; Former Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC))
  • Kanako Morita (Adjunct Research Fellow, UNU-IAS)
  • Muhammad Saad Moeen (Student, UNU-IAS)

16:20–16:50 Second Panel Discussion: Enhancing Capacity Building and Youth Empowerment

Introductory presentation:



  • Nobuo Mimura (Specially Appointed Professor, Ibaraki University)
  • Kotoe Kuroda (Researcher, Office of Director for International Cooperation for Transition to Decarbonization and Sustainable Infrastructure, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan)
  • Kanako Morita (Adjunct Research Fellow, UNU-IAS)
  • Jyuri Michino (Programme Assistant, UNU-IAS)
  • Kitzia Irina Oribe Aguilar (Student, UNU-IAS)

16:50–17:25 Q&A

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