The Caribbean ASEAN Council in partnership with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Üsküdar University in Istanbul, Turkey jointly releases this report as the world prepares for COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference
This report is a joint publication of Üsküdar University and the Caribbean ASEAN Council with esteemed contributors from Turkey, Dominica, Nigeria, Kenya, Chad, The Gambia, and Bangladesh.
Üsküdar University was founded in 2011 by the Human Values and Mental Health Foundation, a leading non-governmental charitable organization. It is Turkey’s first thematic university focused on behavioral sciences and health. Its purpose is to apply scientific, contemporary, and critical perspectives to national and international studies based on human and ethical values.
This timely report entitled "COP28 - Progress or Regression?" is poised to make a substantial and constructive contribution to the discussions and deliberations at COP28 and the broader discourse surrounding climate change. It represents a comprehensive analysis of the progress made in tackling climate change since the inception of the COP summits. It will shed light on the successes achieved, the challenges faced, and the areas where improvement is urgently needed. By examining the policies, agreements, and actions taken by nations worldwide, the report aims to provide invaluable insights that can inform the decisions and strategies discussed at COP28.
One of the report's key strengths is its commitment to objectivity. It will objectively evaluate various countries' climate initiatives, highlighting achievements and shortcomings. This balanced approach is essential for fostering productive dialogue and cooperation among nations, as it acknowledges the complexities and nuances of the global climate crisis.
Furthermore, the report emphasizes the importance of evidence-based policymaking. It uses empirical data, historical comparisons, and expert analyses to substantiate its findings and recommendations. This commitment to rigorous research ensures that the report's insights are credible and actionable, serving as a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, and activists.
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