President-designate of COP28: UAE prioritizes climate discussions

The Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and President-designate of the Conference of the Parties (COP28), Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, stressed that in line with the vision of the leadership in the UAE, the presidency of the Conference is keen to put people, preserve lives, and livelihoods at the heart of climate action, with an approach focused on supporting health systems.

During his speech at a panel discussion during the New York Climate Week, Al-Jaber said that COP28 will seek to achieve tangible and fundamental progress in international action in the fields of health and climate, as for the first time in the conferences of the parties, a day was dedicated to health, as well as a ministerial meeting will be held on health and climate, which constitute an important opportunity to build fair and climate-resilient health systems, and mobilize and stimulate investments in this sector.