Climate Summit COP26.. UAE calls for global cooperation to achieve sustainable growth

  • 10 November, 2021
  • 5:01 pm EET

At the COP26 Climate Summit, the UAE called on the countries of the world to cooperate to find sustainable solutions to reduce the repercussions of climate change and achieve sustainable economic and social growth.

This call came from the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and the UAE’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, during his country’s speech at the COP26 summit currently being held in Glasgow, Britain. According to the Emirates News Agency (WAM).

The UAE minister thanked the group of Asian and Pacific countries that supported the UAE’s request to host the 28th session of the COP28 Climate Summit in 2023, looking forward to getting everyone’s support and confirmation of hosting by the General Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


UAE Experience

In his speech during the COP26 climate summit, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber reviewed his country’s experience in the field of climate action, its capabilities and capabilities to host the largest and most important global event on climate change.

He addressed the UAE’s efforts to reduce the repercussions of climate change, stressing the need to adopt a comprehensive approach to climate action and take into account the different needs of all countries, and not to impose a single model on everyone.

He referred to the UAE’s announcement last October of a strategic initiative to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Sultan Al Jaber explained that the UAE pledged upon its election to the Security Council for the period 2022-2023 that climate action would be a major priority for it.

He stressed that the fulfillment by developed countries of their pledge to provide $100 billion to support climate action in developing countries will have a major role in limiting and adapting to the effects of climate change, in addition to the need to create an investment system to support sustainable growth.

It is noteworthy that the UAE has succeeded during the past five decades in reducing the volume of natural gas flaring in the domestic energy sector by more than 90%.. In turn, the hydrocarbon sector in the UAE has today one of the lowest levels of methane emissions intensity in the world by not more than 0.01 %.



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