UAE asks to host 2023 UN climate change conference
The UAE has asked to host the COP 28 international climate change conference in 2023, Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on Sunday.
The Annual Conference of the Parties (COP) is the decision-making body responsible for monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The UAE exports oil and is home to the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
“The UAE has a proven track record in progressive climate action and multilateral cooperation which makes it an ideal organizer for COP 28,” said Sheikh Abdullah, as quoted by state news agency WAM. .
“The UAE has invested around $ 17 billion in commercial renewable energy projects on six continents and has provided more than $ 1 billion in grants and concessional loans for renewable power plants.”
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