An Exceptional State of the Climate in 2023: Everything you need to know

(Europe/Zurich: 02 December 2023, 15:30 - 16:30)
Past event

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This event will update the science and facts derived from the recently launched Provisional State of the Climate 2023 report, providing preliminary results of 2023 on the status of headline climate indicators and high-impact events. The subsequent panel discussion will provide some context to the findings, exploring more local-level impacts, as well as solutions and areas for hope.  


Opening remarks:

  • Mr. Chris Hewitt, Director of Climate Services Branch, WMO

Keynote: State of the Climate 2023: 

  • Mr. John Kennedy, State of the Climate Lead Author, WMO

Panel Discussion: 



Chris Hewitt in a suit and tie.
Chris Hewitt, Director, Climate Services Branch
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John Kennedy, Scientific Coordinator for the WMO State of the Global Climate 2023
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A woman with glasses in front of a canadian flag.
Catherine Stewart, Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change
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Kaveh Zahedi in a suit standing in front of flags.
Kaveh Zahedi, Director of the Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment
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Claire Ransom, Assistant Scientific Officer, Climate Monitoring and Policy division, WMO
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