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Kamala Harris speaks during the Tripling Renewable Energy and Doubling Energy Efficiency by 2030 session at the COP28 in Dubai on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
"Today, we are demonstrating through action how the world can and must meet this crisis," Harris told the climate summit in Dubai.
The new money, which must be approved by the US Congress, will go into the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which was created in 2010.
The last US contribution to the fund for developing countries was made under then President Barack Obama, who committed $3 billion in 2014.
US President Joe Biden sent Harris in his place to COP28.
The world's biggest climate fund funnels grants and loans for adaptation and mitigation projects in developing countries, such as solar panels in Pakistan or flood management in Haiti.
Prior to the US announcement, $13.5 billion had been pledged to the GCF.
Al Jaber highlighted the plight of the most vulnerable states and cooling as a matter of climate justice, saying: "Food and medicine all depend on cooling. It is a topic of critical importance across climate mitigation and adaptation.”
Salem Bin Khalid highlighted the UAE's efforts in the field of environmental sustainability and its keenness to enable learners and equip them for the "digital age we live in.”
The UN climate summit clinched an early victory on Thursday, with delegates adopting a new fund to help poor nations cope with costly climate disasters.
Sheikh Mohammed commends international space agencies for their vital role in advancing knowledge and solutions for environmental protection and sustainable development. First-of-its-kind event brings together representatives of more than 20 international space agencies
The initiative aims to enhance awareness of the severity of the water scarcity crisis and accelerate the pace of technological innovation to deal with the challenges it poses. It will be be chaired by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In this context, the Abu Dhabi Chamber places particular emphasis on AI investment, aligning with its vision to enhance the reputation and standing of the private sector in Abu Dhabi.
This was done through a series of meetings attended by representatives of the Ministry of Interior, the National Centre of Meteorology and other relevant government agencies, NCEMA said today.
Over 30,000 Palestinians have been killed after almost five months of Israel's war in the Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry, which does not distinguish in its count between fighters and noncombatants.