Shakhbout bin Nahyan: UAE is committed to combating climate change

Shakhbout bin Nahyan during the meeting. WAM

Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State, attended the meeting of the African Heads of State and Government Committee on Climate Change (CAFOSK) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he discussed climate action and upcoming preparations for the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to be held in Dubai in November.

The committee meeting brought together its counterparts from several African countries to exchange views on the best ways that the UAE and the African region can take to address climate change, and the momentum that COP28 can achieve to keep the goals of the Paris Agreement accessible to the global community without exception.

In his remarks, he stressed the UAE's commitment to combating climate change, stressing the country's goal of cooperating with African countries to achieve tangible results; he also stressed the importance of African countries' participation in COP28 and highlighted the need for policies to encourage inclusive progress.

He also stressed that the COP27 conference held in Sharm El Sheikh has made important progress; he said: "The UAE seeks to build on this important legacy and is committed to advancing concrete actions across all priority areas of the Paris Agreement, such as mitigation, adaptation, financing, loss and damage measures."

"This comprehensive approach extends to all partners and stakeholders across Africa, and includes supporting youth, entrepreneurs, private sector companies, women and civil society groups.

He stressed that the UAE is committed to addressing the results of the global assessment through a clear action plan to achieve the 1.5°C target, which includes accelerating the adoption of renewable energy sources, promoting the energy transition, and addressing food security, land and water systems in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.