Humanis and VCA at COP28 Dubai UAE

Climate Justice

Humanis and VCA at COP28 Dubai UAE

Humanis Foundation

This year marks the 28th convening of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Annually, the COP assembles to assess the progress in implementing the UNFCCC, aiming to mitigate human impact on our climate system.

COP28 is scheduled to occur from November 30 to December 12, 2023, at Expo City Dubai, UAE. This event holds significant importance for both Humanis and the VCA alliance as we advocate for the incorporation of arts and culture as integral components in both mitigating and adapting to climate change. Simultaneously, we strive for the recognition of these aspects in diverse climate change policies.

Below are the events in which Humanis and VCA will actively participate during COP28.


Climate Justice and Democratic Decision Making at COP: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: 3 December 2023

Time: 15:00

Venue: SE Room 8 (Blue Zone)


Co-Hosts: VCA (Hivos, WWF, Avina Fundacion, SouthSouthNorth, Akina, SDI)


  • Bolivia: Miguel Angel Jerez Pereira, PBACC – Bolivian Platform for Action on Climate Change
  • Kenya- Sharon Mutende, Alumni of Akina Mama wa Afrika
  • Indonesia: Eulis Utami – Hutan itu Indonesia – KOPI/Youth Coalition
  • Faith Lumonya (WGC)
  • Sineia Do Vale (Indigenous Peoples Platform)
  • Lina Dabbagh – Senior Policy and Engagement Lead for the Climate Champions Team
  • Zambia government representative: Right Hon. Nelly B K Mutti, MP


How to create a possible path for climate finance that benefits youth from traditional communities?

Date: 4 December 2023

Time: 15:30

Venue: Children and Youth Pavilion (Blue Zone)

Co-Hosts: WWF Brazil, Humanis


  • Waleska Queiroz (Brazil)
  • Eulis Utami (KOPI/Youth Coalition – VCA Indonesia)


Show and Tell: Climate Justice in East Asia

Date: 9 December 2023

Time: 12:05

Venue: Malaysia Pavilion (Blue Zone)


  • Arti Indallah Tjakranegara – Yayasan Humanis
  • Alab Mirasol – Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines
  • Enkhuun Byambadorj – Breathe Mongolia, Clear Air Coalition

Artivism for resilient future: democratising science and amplifying alternative voices in, with, and through art

Date: 11 December 2023

Time: 10:30 – 11:30

Venue: Resilience Hub Pavilion (Blue Zone)


Co-Hosts: Hivos, Climate Development Knowledge Network


  • Phylemon Okoth – Kenya Institute of Puppet Theater (KIPT)
  • Diyah Deviyanti – KOPI/Youth Coalition – VCA Indonesia
  • Mundano – Megaphone Coalition

Dylan McGarry – Empatheatre