‘UAE Keen To Advance Progressive Climate Action Leading Up to COP27’

‘UAE Keen To Advance Progressive Climate Action Leading Up to COP27’

/ News & Interviews / Friday, 10 June 2022 12:56

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Chairman of Masdar said, “UAE is keen to advance progressive climate action at this important gathering leading up to the Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt this November.

The office of Special Envoy for Climate Change is leading a UAE delegation as part of countries participating in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the Bonn Climate Change Conference.

“In our approach to the COP process, we aim to convert pledges and promises into practical outcomes that will deliver sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The UAE is driving a net zero by 2050 strategic initiative as it is a low-carbon, high-growth economic model that will guide our sustainable development for the next 50 years. Making the right decisions and investments now will create diversified economic growth that fosters future-critical industries, knowledge and jobs," stressed Al Jaber.

A UAE delegation comprising of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and youth representatives have stated the case for progressive climate action as an enabler for global stability, low-carbon economic progress and inclusive prosperity.

UAE delegation at the Bonn Climate Change Conference 2022 

The Bonn Climate Change conference addresses implementation issues under the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement including transparency, mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology and capacity building. It also fosters dialogues on the latest findings of the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Meanwhile, Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, said, " We are developing the National Strategy for Net Zero 2050 to inform our next steps, and have launched the National Dialogue for Climate Ambition (NDCA) that aims to engage all sectors in our decarbonization drive. “.

The UAE has long placed climate action at the centre of its economic growth and diversification strategy, while contributing innovative and practical solutions to one of the world’s greatest challenges. The UAE has demonstrated its commitment as the first country in the region to sign and ratify the Paris Agreement, and the first to commit to an economy-wide emissions reduction.

Last year the UAE launched the Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative which provides a roadmap for sustainable economic development through to the mid-century. At present, the UAE is working on updating its third Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) – a climate action plan to reduce emissions and adapt to climate impacts – ahead of COP27 in line with the goals of the Glasgow pact.

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