Hamdan Bin Mohammed Participates In COP28 Higher Committee Meeting At Expo City Dubai
A crucial meeting for the preparations of the UNFCCC’s 28th session (COP28). The presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, at the meeting, demonstrates the importance Dubai places on hosting this conference.
There are updates on the conference’s preparations and community engagement initiatives. All stakeholders participate in the planning for one of the world’s most significant climate conferences.
This will contribute to the conference’s success and the making of crucial choices to deal with the urgent problem of climate change.
Sheikh Hamdan receives updates on COP28 Presidency’s global listening tour
From November 30 to December 12 in 2023, the conference will take place at Expo City Dubai. This is an ideal location for such an important conference, as Dubai is a global hub for trade, tourism, and innovation.
The conference will undoubtedly attract a lot of attention from around the world, and it’s important that all necessary preparations are made to ensure its success.
During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan received updates on the COP28 Presidency’s worldwide listening tour that was carried out in the lead-up to the climate conference from Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, the COP28 President-Designate and Vice Chairman of the Upper Committee.
Sheikh Hamdan emphasized throughout the discussion the value of working together between state and local government organizations to make COP28 a success.
At COP28, Sheikh Hamdan stated that the UAE is eager to host a discussion on environmental issues that would have a lasting effect on global sustainability and the future of humanity. He pointed out that the event’s planning demonstrates the UAE’s commitment to bringing together countries and organizations from around the world to develop solutions for pressing global problems.
According to the UAE’s track record of successfully hosting important international events, he also said that COP28 has the ability to build new methods of addressing global environmental and climate-related concerns.
Dr Al Jaber stated that the COP28 Presidency is actively engaging with and listening to all stakeholders during the first stage of their listening tour.
The objective is to coordinate the activities of all interested parties in developing workable solutions in a variety of fields, such as loss and damage, mitigation, adaptation, and climate finance. This strategy is essential to COP28’s vision of an inclusive, open, and transparent process that builds on previous climate progress strengthens the support of diverse stakeholders and fosters innovative outcomes, partnerships, and solutions in order to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
The recent meeting further elaborated on the discussions held in the previous Upper Committee meeting, which was presided over by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the COP28 UAE Higher Committee.
Dr Al Jaber emphasized the significance of international, regional, and national cooperation in progressing substantial climate action, making sure that all spheres of society, including businesses, non-governmental organizations, youth, women, and civil society, have a constructive role to play in the run-up to and during the climate summit. This strategy is essential to the accomplishment of COP28.
Shamma bin Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of Community Development and COP28 Youth Climate Champion discussed initiatives to increase youth participation at both the national and international levels during the meeting. She also underlined the importance of giving young people’s voices, needs, and skills priority in the global climate agenda.
The UAE’s commitment to implementing ambitious national climate action that is in line with COP28’s ambition for transformative progress and the country’s 2023 theme of “Year of Sustainability” was reaffirmed by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment.
The meeting covered logistical preparations for COP28 to create a smooth experience for delegates and visitors, with a focus on accessibility and engagement opportunities.
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The COP28 UAE Higher Committee includes government officials and ministers from various sectors and industries, working together to prepare for the climate summit.
The Higher Committee is composed of several ministers and government officials, including Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Shamma bin Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Muhammad Abdullah Al Junaibi, and Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri.
Lieutenant-General Talal Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Rashid Saeed Al Ameri, Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Helal Saeed Almarri, Saif Saeed Ghobash, and Dr Jamal Mohammed Al Hosani are also members of the Higher Committee.
All stakeholders must be included in the planning for COP28 in order to ensure the success of one of the most serious climate conferences ever held and the adoption of key climate change policy decisions, proper preparations must be made to ensure its success.
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