Webinar: COP28 UAE

21 August 2023

To register for the 2023 Delegation to the UAE for COP28, visit ausuaebc.com/delegation

Webinar | COP28 UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28 UAE) from 30 November – 12 December at Expo City in Dubai.

“The COP28 UAE Presidency believes that governments and the private sector must work closely together in order to address climate change. Through the Green Zone, the COP28 UAE Presidency offers the private sector the opportunity to showcase their contributions and solutions to the global climate challenge. Their innovative approaches, climate action technologies and entrepreneurship will constitute an important part of COP28. The Green Zone will also host technical conferences, panels, and activations with a focus on existing and future solutions to climate change mitigation.”

In this webinar Sabrin Rahman, Director of Partnerships for COP28 UAE, covers the importance of the private sector, in relation to COP28 UAE and its objectives, as well as insights into how businesses and their leaders can get involved.


Information Briefing | Delegation to COP28 UAE and GMIS

Following the webinar, the Council provides an information briefing about its upcoming Business Delegation to the UAE from 4 – 7 December 2023 to attend COP28 UAE and the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS).


Sabrin Rahman

Director of Partnerships, COP28 UAE

Based in Dubai, Sabrin is the Managing Director – Head of Sustainability for Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey for HSBC. She is currently on secondment serving as the Director of Partnerships for COP28UAE.
Sabrin and her team are responsible for the sustainable finance agenda for HSBC in Europe and Middle East and have firmly become market leaders through innovations in products, strategic advisory and thought leadership.
HSBC was named the Middle East’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in 2019-2022 by Euromoney in addition to for Western Europe in 2020.
Sabrin also has experience in implementing large complex sustainability projects across borders in partnership with think tanks, non-profits and academia.
In addition to providing strategic advisory to both the Bank and high level government led stakeholder groups, she sits on the Board of the Directors of the Emirates Green Building Council and is a board advisor for both INJAZ Al Arab and the Emirates Foundation. She is also a board director on the HSBC Malta Foundation and is a member of YPO Dubai.
She is also a contributor for the Sustainable Finance course at the University of Cambridge.
Sabrin was named as one of Australia’s Brightest Young Minds in 2008, awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service award from Macquarie University in 2011 and nominated for Young Australian of the Year in 2015.
She holds a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney specializing in peace and business. She is also a certified UK Chartered Banker Green and Sustainable Finance Professional.