Dubai: The Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE, Ms. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, took part in the Petersberg Climate Dialogue.
The event, co-hosted by the UAE and Germany, focused on showcasing the UAE’s commitment and ambitious plans to enhance global climate action. With a goal of fostering collaboration with stakeholders worldwide, the summit presented new initiatives, examined prospects for cooperation, and discussed ways to tackle the ongoing climate crisis.
Participants in the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, which began on 1st May and continues through 3rd May 2023, include Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and COP28 President-Designate, Ms. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, United Nations Climate Change Champion for COP28 and President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as well as representatives from 40 participating countries to discuss how best to move forward in the fight against climate change.
Ms. Mariam Almheiri received German Foreign Minister Ms. Annalena Baerbock and various ministers and representatives of the participating countries at the UAE embassy in Berlin. The most critical common climate and environmental issues were discussed, and Ms. Almheiri emphasised the UAE’s keenness to strengthen cooperation with friendly countries, organisations, and relevant entities to push global climate action and build an integrated system of constructive cooperation, especially with the upcoming COP28 conference in the UAE this year.
The UAE minister emphasised the UAE was the first Arab country to sign the Paris Climate Agreement and the first country in the region to announce its climate neutrality strategy by 2050. She added the UAE submitted its nationally determined contributions in 2015 and has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 31 percent by 2030.