UAE: Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber appointed president of COP-28

The Emirati Minister of Industry, CEO of the oil giant ADNOC and special envoy for climate change, Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, was appointed this Thursday, January 12, by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court of the United Arab Emirates, to preside over the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28).

The Head of the oil company of the United Arab Emirates, host country this year of the 28th edition of the COP, has been officially named “president designate for the 28th Conference of the Parties” which will be held this year in Dubai between November 30 and December 12.

“Climate action is a huge economic opportunity for investing in sustainable growth. Funding is the key”Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber said in a statement by the official WAM news agency.

In addition, Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, was also named Youth Climate Pioneer, same for Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. nature, who will be present at the conference organized at Expo Dubai.

Thus, the distribution of missions is part of the preparations for COP-28, which will be organized at a time when the world is going through a very difficult period following climate change leading to the loss of biodiversity and the birth of new challenges that countries must face in order to ensure energy, food and water security. Recall that the planet has recorded a temperature level that is above 1.5 degrees Celsius, due to significant reductions in carbon emissions.

To this end, the UAE is intensifying its efforts to strengthen cooperation and comprehensive and complementary action that aims to unify the efforts of emerging economies, developed countries, civil society organizations and the private sector, in addition to consumers and energy producers, with the aim of finding appropriate solutions to achieve the required change.

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