GEFI’s Path to COP28 campaign is the first finance-focused campaign for COP28, and we are committed to making finance work for COP28, and COP28 work for finance.

Within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine building on Glasgow’s momentum has proved to be challenging. Whilst we expect COP27 to further enhance the scope of deliverables around mitigation, adaptation, finance, loss and damage, at GEFI, we are looking ahead to COP28 as the next key milestone in terms of measuring progress. With finance now firmly embedded on the COP agenda we will build upon our successful Path to COP26 campaign to ensure the finance sector takes decisive action ahead of COP28.

Our Path to COP28 campaign will seek to encourage and support financial institutions to transition from commitment to implementation, measurement and reporting. Through our 12 year+ expertise in ethical finance, established platforms and projects, GCC knowledge and strong global network our Path to COP28 campaign will bring together stakeholders from across finance and beyond to drive climate action before, during and after COP28.

Our Plans

The Path to COP28 will be launched in Dubai late October 2022. The following 12 months will include a range of round tables, conferences, webinars, hackathons, workshops, media and research clustered around our 4 workstreams:

Delivering Net Zero

Financing Nature & Biodiversity

Unlocking Islamic Finance

Financing the SDGs


Our Path to COP26 campaign brought together over 60 signatories, including 20 financial institutions representing £2 trillion in assets to drive finance for positive change at COP26.

The campaign was focused around 4 key workstreams:

  • Adam Smith at the COP
  • Finance for Nature
  • Faith in the SDGs
  • Net Zero Pensions

Our Path to COP26 Activities

View our digital photobooks

Watch the videos from our events

Read the key findings from the faith, pensions and nature workstreams

Read the Wealth of Nations in the 21st Century essay series

Strategic Partners

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Get involved in our Path to COP28

Headline Partner


Primary branding with a comprehensive, mutually agreed programme of activities to run throughout the 12-month initiative.

Strategic Partner

£5k - £20k

Opportunities such as branding, speaking, partnering on a workstream, collaborating on research projects, reports and accessing the wider GEFI programme.


No cost

Informal partnership to promote and, where appropriate, participate in Path to COP28 activities and events

Contact us to discuss