Pakistan believes that the United Arab Emirates’ presidency of COP-28 is an opportunity to achieve meaningful progress and effective global action in key areas to mitigate and reverse the negative impacts of climate change.
Responding to media inquiries, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mumtaz Zahra said it was a matter of nominating UAE Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber to be the chair of this year’s UN climate conference COP-28.
Over the years, the UAE has shown a strong commitment to renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, she said.
Through initiatives such as the Masdar City project, the Abu Dhabi Clean Energy Strategy, the UAE’s net zero emissions by 2050 and clean fossil fuels, the UAE has invested heavily to lead global efforts to meet the goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Paris Agreement. Goals and metrics.
The UAE has also demonstrated its commitment to combating climate change by implementing a number of sustainable initiatives to mitigate the effects of climate change, the spokesperson said. For example, the Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is one of the largest renewable energy projects in the world, helping to reduce carbon emissions.
The UAE is also investing in sustainable agriculture, water conservation and waste management, she said, demonstrating an integrated approach to addressing various aspects of the climate crisis.
The UAE’s strategic location also enables it to play a key role in the fight against climate change, acting as a bridge between the Global North and the Global South, facilitating international cooperation, knowledge sharing and innovation to find common solutions.
Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said Pakistan believes that the UAE’s presidency of COP-28 offers great potential for global progress in addressing the challenges posed by climate change. With its commitment to renewable energy, strategic position, sustainability-driven initiatives, technological advancements, international cooperation and knowledge sharing, the UAE can play an important role in driving positive change and inspiring a sustainable future for all.
Pakistan also has every confidence that, under the leadership of Sultan Ahmad Jaber as COP-28 chair, we will be able to decisively move the global climate change agenda in a positive direction this December, the spokesman said.