Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan discusses COP28 with the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry.
The talks touched on the details of the UAE's response to climate change as well as ways of enhancing global cooperation and multilateral action in this field, in light of the country's hosting of COP28 later this year in Expo City Dubai.
Sheikh Abdullah and Kerry reviewed the joint initiatives undertaken by the two countries in the field of climate action, including The UAE-US Partnership for Accelerating Clean Energy (PACE), which will catalyse US$100 billion in financing and other support in addition to deploying 100 new gigawatts (GW) of clean energy in the US, UAE and emerging economies around the world by 2035.
During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah emphasised on the UAE's firm approach to building bridges of communication and cooperation with the world and strengthening multilateral action in facing climate change-related challenges.He added that the existing UAE-US climate action partnership, which includes various initiatives and projects, is a pioneering paradigm for collaborative action for a climate-safe future with sustainable development and economic prosperity.
The UAE will host the 28th COP28 in November 2023 at Expo City Dubai.
"While hosting the COP28, the UAE is determined to lead global efforts in addressing climate change, and to transition these initiatives from the stage of making commitments to the stage of putting into practice specific actions in this area,” Sheikh Abdullah said.The meeting was attended by Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change and COP28 President-Designate.
The two ministers also shed light on the developments in Ukraine and the importance of working to reach a political settlement to the crisis. The parties also discussed the latest regional and global developments and exchanged views on them.
Sheikh Mohammed will share the UAE’s vision for stronger climate ambition in front of the world leaders in the two-day virtual summit taking place on April 22 -23, 2021.
The UAE has been the top export destination for the US in the Middle East for the past 11 years, and these deepening ties help spur innovation and create jobs in both countries.
Sheikh Abdullah will present the UAE’s policy priorities and vision for international peace, security, and cooperation in his 23rd September address at this year’s gathering, which is expected to have more than 150 heads of state and government in attendance.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) revealed that approximately 5.73 million employees have subscribed to the Unemployment Insurance Scheme since it went into effect on Jan.1, 2023, up until Sept.25, 2023.
Sheikh Hamdan inaugurated the third edition of the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport and honoured the winners of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport.
She added that immediately after the operation, she had severe bleeding and blood accumulation in the neck, after which she was admitted to intensive care for two days.