Thu 12-01-2023 21:01 PM
ABU DHABI, 12th January, 2023 (WAM) — Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said that the UAE is well poised to host an exceptional and solutions-oriented edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28), owing to the capabilities of its institutions and high expertise of its citizens and residents.
Al Mazrouei added that COP28 will mark a milestone for the climate agenda, as it will serve as a platform to present the results of the first global stocktake of the Paris Agreement.
He added, “We congratulate Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, for his appointment by the President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as President-Designate of COP28. This comes as a recognition of his considerable contributions in the energy sector, particularly clean energy. We wish him success in leading the landmark conference in a way that lives up to the reputation of the UAE, and are confident his wide expertise and knowledge in supporting climate efforts at home and globally and driving international concerted action will help make the event a resounding success.”
Al Mazrouei also congratulated Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, for being selected as COP28 Youth Climate Champion, and Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, for being selected as COP28 UN Climate Change High-Level Champion.
“Their appointment reflects our wise leadership’s vision of leveraging a diversified set of national experiences to ensure COP28 delivers on its mission,” he said.
The Minister reiterated the readiness of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to fully support the COP28 UAE Higher Committee in its mission of organising a successful conference.
Al Mazrouei explained that the UAE’s hosting of COP28 later this year builds on its track record of contributing to collective climate action and tackling challenges facing sustainable development.
“The directive of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to host COP28 at Dubai Expo City underlines the venue’s unique proposition as a model for the sustainable future city that preserves the UAE’s environmental legacy,” he concluded.
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