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Beijing’s UN representative says China supports UAE’s hosting of COP28


Ambassador Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, confirmed China’s support for the United Arab Emirates to host the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), which will be held at the World Expo in Dubai in November.

Speaking at a public meeting of the UN Security Council, Zhang said he hoped that COP28 would achieve a significant and positive outcome under the leadership of Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, minister of industry and advanced technology and COP28 chair-designate.

He added that the UN Security Council should adapt its mission, agenda, resources and tools to the specific circumstances and needs of each country in order to understand how climate change affects security and focus on addressing the problems and identifying the main causes of climate change. security risks and propose effective countermeasures.

Zhang also urged the UN agency to establish mechanisms to monitor climate-related financial commitments and encourage developed countries to honor them. He pointed out that the main challenge facing global climate action is the lack of funding.

Zhang also warned that green protectionism and unilateral illegal sanctions are hindering the development and stability of developing countries. He called on the Security Council to address security risks posed by factors such as climate change and support fairness and justice.

He also said that China is willing to work with all parties to jointly build a fair and just international environmental management system and promote mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation.


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