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COP 28 Side Event | Partnering for Climate: Supporting Nature-based Climate Solutions for Adaptation

December 2, 2023 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm GST (GMT+4)

Canadian Pavilion

(Open to public)

Card announcing Partnering for Climate Event at COP 28

This event, hosted jointly by Global Affairs Canada and IISD, will highlight Canada’s leadership on climate finance through the Partnering for Climate initiative and include interactive exchanges between Partnering for Climate project hosts and an international audience. It will feature IISD-led projects, such as the Climate Adaptation and Protected Areas (CAPA) Initiative and the Scaling Urban Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa (SUNCASA) initiative, as well as Plan International Canada’s project: Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (COSME) in Kenya. This event seeks to demonstrate the implementation potential and stories of nature-based solutions for adaptation in Canada, sub-Saharan Africa, and Small Island Developing States, as well as Canada’s role in accelerating global climate action.


  • Andrew Hurst, Executive Director, Climate Finance, Global Affairs Canada
  • Alec Crawford, Director, Nature for Resilience, IISD
  • Evelyn Namubiru-Mwaura, Director, Program Quality and Resource Acquisition, WWF International
  • Jeffrey Qi, Policy Advisor, Resilience, IISD
  • Kristen Ostling, Senior Advisor, Policy and Advocacy, Plan International Canada

To learn more, visit the Canadian Pavilion event page here[Please note that the official page is being updated to reflect changes from Parks Canada to Plan International Canada]