Conference of the Parties (COP28) convening in EXPO 2020, Dubai

Conference of the Parties (COP28) convening in EXPO 2020, Dubai

04 Sep 2023

The stage is set for a momentous event in the fight against climate change. From November 30 to December 12, the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) will convene in Expo 2020, Dubai, alongside several other significant gatherings. This year's conference holds immense importance as it marks the conclusion of the first Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement's implementation, evaluating the world's progress toward achieving climate goals. The Global Stocktake, occurring midway through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs, including Goal 13 (climate action), provides a critical opportunity for nations to reflect on their progress and recalibrate strategies for a sustainable future.  At the historic COP21 in 2015, nations committed to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2050. However, to stay on track, the daunting challenge of halving emissions by 2030 must be addressed. With just seven years remaining, the urgency to accelerate climate action has never been greater. Leading the way at COP28 is Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the COP28 President-Designate and UAE's Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change. Alongside the UNFCCC Executive Secretary, the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, and the UAE Youth Climate Champion, Dr Al Jaber aims to build consensus and prioritize transformative efforts to combat climate change. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) will take place at the Expo City in Dubai from November 30 until December 12 to evolve a comprehensive plan to address the challenges posed by environmental issues. The two-week-long event will be participated in by heads of state, ministers, leading corporate companies, and environment experts to suggest practical measures to contain damage control and resolve climate issues.

 

For the full article: https://www.zawya.com/en/special-coverage/cop-28-talking-climate-in-uae/cop28-a-beacon-of-sustainability-l9mrrjxa 

 

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