Apply for a Badge to Attend COP28 as an Observer via ESA

ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend the Conference of Parties (COP) 27 Climate Change Conference, which will take place from Nov 30 – Dec. 12 at the Expo City, Dubai, UAE.

Applications are due June 9, 2023.

ESA may be able to issue a limited number of “observer status” badges to ESA members. Those receiving a badge would not be formally representing ESA. This summer, the UN will inform ESA about the number of observer badges it will provide. Last year, ESA received 5 badges to share for the two weeks and we were able to give 10 members a badge for one week.

Members would be responsible for all associated travel costs and expenses to attend COP28 if offered an ESA badge. Additionally, those selected to receive a badge would be required to meet all vaccine and other requirements set by the COP28 organizers and the host country and to submit any information that organizers request to register recipients such as passport information.

Please complete this form to express your interest in receiving an ESA badge. 

ESA held a Water Cooler chat with ESA members who attended COP 26, the recording is linked here:

Read reflections on COP26 and COP27 from ESA members on the ESA blog.