From COP28 Commitments to COP29 Action

The final COP28 agreement signalled the “beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era by laying the ground for a swift, just, and equitable transition, underpinned by deep emissions cuts and scaled-up finance. GEFI is committed to ensuring these pledges are turned into real-economy outcomes, without delay.

Since 2019, GEFI has engaged across COP25, COP26, COP27 and COP28 and has become the go to partner for finance industry stakeholders seeking to effectively navigate and leverage the UNFCCC COP process to drive climate finance. GEFI is well positioned to support the Troika that will help ensure we have the collaboration and continuity required to keep the North Star of 1.5C in sight – from Baku to Belem and beyond.

The Path to COP29 Campaign

Following the Path to COP28, the largest finance focussed campaign for COP28, backed by over 70 financial sector stakeholders form across the globe (representing $16trn funds managed or advised), the Path to COP29 will build on this success to ensure the finance sector delivers meaningful action ahead of and at COP29.

The structured 9-month initiative will seek to raise awareness and drive action across summits, round tables, capacity building, advisory, research and though leadership.

With finance now firmly embedded on the COP agenda, GEFI is proud to own the Path to COP brand that is globally recognised for working with the finance sector to take decisive action ahead of the annual UN Climate Change Summit.

Chris Tait
GEFI, Chief Operating Officer

GEFI: The Partner for Action for Financial Market Stakeholders Engaging with COP

GEFI is an UNFCCC Accredited Observer Organisation with extensive experience in building practically-focused COP programmes. Along with traditional finance, our programmes incorporates broader perspectives and themes such as the just transition, blended finance, nature and biodiversity, Islamic finance and the SDGs.

Over the last 3 years, through our Path to COP campaigns, we have built an ecosystem of over 100 financial institutions, regulators and service providers and engaged with over 3000 finance professionals.

GEFI has been appointed by host governments and regulators to deliver their post COP programmes to help embed climate finance within the domestic financial markets.

Strategic Partners

Get involved in our Path to COP29

We invite financial institutions and financial services stakeholders to join as a headline partner, strategic partner or endorser. Please click here to review our joining criteria.

The Path to COP29 is inclusive global campaign open to all and we invite financial institutions and financial services stakeholders from across the globe to get involved. Based on our experience from COP28 our partners derived great value from connecting with peers, sharing thought leadership, engaging in our events and being part of an action-oriented community of practitioners.

Headline Partner

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

Strategic Partner

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


Informal partnership to promote and, where appropriate, participate in Path to COP29 activities and events