UAE selected to host COP28 climate conference in 2023

The United Arab Emirates was chosen on Thursday to host the Parties’ 28th International Climate Conference (COP28) in 2023.

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The official announcement, made by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), followed unanimous approval by the Asia-Pacific Group of Nations during COP26, according to state news agency WAM.

“Nearly 200 countries have gathered [COP26] take coordinated action to limit global greenhouse gas emissions and unite against climate change, ”WAM reported.

“We will put all our efforts to make the conference a success … The UAE will remain committed to global climate action to protect the planet,” said Dubai Governor Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as the UAE’s prime minister.

“The announcement, made during the current COP26 in Glasgow, recognizes the UAE’s forward-looking and inclusive approach to proactively tackling climate change today,” the Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Twitter after the announcement.

With Reuters

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