Making substantial progress in combatting the climate change crisis, the UAE is set to host the next international climate conference, Cop28, in 2023. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to Twitter to make the announcement after the official announcement by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The ruler congratulated the country for winning the bid in hosting yet another international event, referring to Expo 2020 Dubai. “We congratulate the UAE for winning bid to host Cop28 conference in 2023. It is the most international climate conference. Our country deserves this win. We will put all our potential and capabilities to make this conference a success,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.
نبارك لدولة الإمارات فوزها باستضافة أهم مؤتمر عالمي للمناخ COP28 في عام 2023 .. اختيار مستحق لدولتنا .. وسنضع كل إمكانياتنا لإنجاح المؤتمر .. وستبقى دولة الإمارات ملتزمة تجاه العمل المناخي العالمي لحماية كوكب الأرض.
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) November 11, 2021
Similarly, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, expressed how honored the UAE is to have been selected as a host country. “We look forward to working with the international community to accelerate global efforts to address climate change & environmental protection & create a more sustainable economic future,” he wrote.
The host country for COP28 in 2023 will soon be chosen. As a nation committed to international cooperation and positive action, the UAE is ready and willing to host this crucial global gathering aimed at accelerating efforts to address our planet’s shared climate challenges.
— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) November 10, 2021
Her Excellency Mariam Almheir, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, stated, “Due to our wise leadership’s vision and foresight, the UAE has become an internationally acclaimed driver of collective climate action. In 2023, world leaders will convene to tackle climate change on a global scale – and where better to do so than the United Arab Emirates, the home of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and a country that has a strong track record in hosting high-profile international events.” Directing the UAE towards a more sustainable future, Her Excellency is transforming climate change challenges into opportunities through her determination to support the international community in pursuing a practical agenda that is built on implementation, ambition, opportunities, and transformation.
Cop28 is a congregation of world leaders who gather to discuss how to tackle climate change challenges. This year, Cop26 featured a UAE and US-led project called Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), that fuels innovation for climate-smart agriculture and food systems over the next five years.
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