PwC at COP28

Let's make climate action count

Solving together at COP28

As leaders gathered for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai, UAE, from 30 November to 12 December, PwC joined the discussions to help advance meaningful action to address the climate and nature crises.

Solving these twin crises is going to take deep collaboration across all sectors and geographies, and PwC’s Net Zero Economy Index 2023 and the UN Global Stocktake synthesis report underscore the urgency needed. We’re committed to playing our part, and to help broker the radical collaboration needed to remove barriers and scale solutions. Let's make our climate actions count.

Playback of this video is not currently available

3:08

View Transcript

Our presence at COP28

PwC was honored to participate in events throughout COP, bringing leaders together to explore solutions on key topics, such as:

  • Financing and scaling climate technology
  • Transforming energy demand
  • Climate adaptation to protect value and society
  • Nature-positive business strategies

We would like to thank the numerous business, policy and NGO leaders who came together to explore actions we can take to turn climate ambition into practical, purpose-led plans.

View full program

What can drive change in the future that we have not seen in the past?

A word from our leaders at COP28

Radical collaboration

“We need systemic change that ensures the incentives in market economies contribute towards positive outcomes for society and the planet. It’s about rewiring the fundamental system of incentives, norms and values that drive the economy.”

Bob MoritzGlobal Chair, PwC
Emma Cox

Energy demand reduction

“We need to act to reduce the intensity of energy demand, not just transform supply. Because the lowest carbon gigawatt is one you do not use. We need a focus on demand reduction alongside decarbonisation.”

Will Jackson-MooreGlobal Sustainability Leader, PwC UK
Will Jackson-Moore

Nature action

“We need more businesses to act and report on nature, to drive a shift in global financial flows away from nature-negative outcomes and toward nature-positive outcomes.”

Emma CoxGlobal Climate Leader, PwC UK
Emma Cox

Technology acceleration

“We need business and government to assume leadership roles in climate technology. This will require focus, increased funding, and changes in regulatory and reporting requirements to enable the growth of a climate technology ecosystem.”

Hani AshkarSenior Partner, PwC Middle East
Hani Ashkar

Climate adaptation

“We need business and private investors to support adaptation solutions and innovations that governments may have difficulty financing, but that are mutually beneficial.”

Dion ShangoTerritory Senior Partner, PwC Africa
Dion Shango

Non-financial reporting

“High quality and robust standards are the ‘guard rails’ that provide stakeholders with information that show progress against sustainability goals, and which are decision useful.”

Eu-Lin FangSustainability and Climate Change Practice Leader, PwC Singapore
Eu-Lin Fang

Finance

“The scale of investment needed to achieve net zero has to be viewed as an opportunity. This is the chance for investors to be at the forefront of the transition to a cleaner economy, creating profound social and economic value. De-risking carbon transition projects is key to unlocking this future.”

Kevin EllisAlliance Senior Partner, PwC United Kingdom and Middle East

Explore our latest insights

PwC’s sustainability commitments 

net zero

Net zero

To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, business, government and society need to work together to transition to a net zero economy. At PwC, we believe the business community has a role to make that happen. We're committed to leading by example and reaching net zero in line with 2030 targets.

Find out more

 

nature image

Creating a nature positive future

As well as addressing our own nature footprint, we at PwC are helping to build the systems and frameworks that will deliver the trusted information needed to underpin a nature positive transition. We are committed to playing our part in delivering a nature positive world.

Find out more

 

The Energy Transition

Visit our content hub to discover more about fuelling a resilient future through powerful alliances, greener investment and greater use of renewables.

Sustainability

Our passionate community of solvers are ready to put in the work with you - environmentalists, sociologists, economists, strategists, technologists. Combining real world experience with a commitment to change..

Required fields are marked with an asterisk(*)

By submitting your email address, you acknowledge that you have read the Privacy Statement and that you consent to our processing data in accordance with the Privacy Statement (including international transfers). If you change your mind at any time about wishing to receive the information from us, you can send us an email message using the Contact Us page.

Contact us

Will  Jackson-Moore

Will Jackson-Moore

Partner, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7710 157908

Emma Cox

Emma Cox

Global Climate Leader, Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7973 317011

Lynne Baber

Lynne Baber

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7809 756065

Dr. Yahya Anouti

Dr. Yahya Anouti

Partner and Sustainability Leader, Strategy& Middle East

Elliott Cappell

Elliott Cappell

Partner, National Climate Change Leader, PwC Canada

Tel: +1 416 687 8175

Lullu Krugel

Lullu Krugel

PwC Africa ESG Platform Leader, Strategy& and Chief Economist, Strategy& South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 82 708 2330

Hide