As the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) progresses through its second week, Lostisland proudly joins over 800 global signatories in a resounding call for COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber and all Parties to deliver a 1.5C aligned outcome in response to the Global Stocktake. This collective plea, echoing across business, finance, philanthropy, politics, academia, and civil society, emphasizes the urgency of immediate climate action.
The call to action is encapsulated in a letter signed by these diverse signatories and dated December 8, 2023, in Dubai. The statement marks a crucial moment as COP28 reaches its final days. It asserts the critical need for a robust outcome that keeps the 1.5-degree target within reach.
“The world and its people need the strongest possible outcome to keep 1.5 degrees within reach. But delivering on this historic task requires us to act like a team.”
This rallying cry emphasizes the transformative signals and opportunities permeating various sectors and societies. Simultaneously, it acknowledges the intensifying impact of the climate emergency. Lostisland aligns itself with this call, recognizing the pivotal role of COP28 in determining the trajectory of future generations.
“It’s up to us to seize this opportunity – because what is achieved here in Dubai must mark a legacy moment which determines the fate of our future generations.”
Leaders from diverse realms, including CEOs, mayors, governors, investors, Indigenous peoples, health professionals, young advocates, faith leaders, scientists, and athletes, stand in unity with the COP28 President and all Parties. They advocate for a rapid response plan to the Global Stocktake, emphasizing key imperatives for climate action:
- Orderly Phase Out of Fossil Fuels
- Scaling Up and Shifting Finance
- Halt and Reversal of Deforestation and Land Degradation
These imperatives underscore the necessity for outcomes supported by the implementation and ratcheting of Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans well before COP30 in 2025. Lostisland aligns itself with this call to action, recognizing the imperative to act now rather than later.
“Later is too late.”
This statement signals Lostisland’s commitment to climate action and its alignment with a global call for urgent and meaningful outcomes at COP28.
To read the full statement and view the list of signatories, visit The B Team’s official statement.