Taking the baton from the ‘Implementation focused’ Conference of Parties (COP) 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, COP 28 due to be hosted by Dubai, UAE, in November 2023 is envisaged by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to be a ‘solutions COP’. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change said that COP 28 has also emphasised on inclusivity at COP 28.
He said that the UAE believes in the motto ‘partnership promotes progress’ and this motto will be reflected in the upcoming COP 28. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has said that the UAE’s ‘challenges are opportunities’ approach has helped the country to create a sustainable future. She also emphasised on inclusivity and the expansion of youth participation at COP 28 proceedings. COP 28 reflects the UAE government’s efforts to transform the economy to be fuelled by clean and renewable energy sources, technological advancements, and climate-smart solutions.
The conference is therefore set to focus on the economic case for inclusive climate action, as well as delivering on net zero emissions and financing the SDGs.