United States: Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Special Envoy for Climate Change, and COP28 UAE President-Designate, has concluded his visit to the United States by meeting Secretary General Mr. António Guterres and holding close consultations with other key climate stakeholders at the United Nations.
In the meeting with the Secretary-General, Dr. Al Jaber reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to strengthening cooperation with the UN on climate action ahead of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), which will take place in Dubai.
Mr. Guterres expressed his deep appreciation for the cooperation of the UAE’s COP Presidency and accepted the President-Designate’s invitation to attend COP28 in the UAE.
Dr. Al Jaber further outlined the UAE’s key COP28 priorities across mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage, climate finance, and process innovation.
In addition, the two sides discussed the urgent need to close the financing gap and keep alive the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The meeting was also attended by Ms. Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of State, and Ms. Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and UAE Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
On the sidelines of the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67), Dr. Al Jaber delivered keynote remarks at a high-level meeting to affirm the centrality of gender equality in ensuring a just energy transition and enhancing the effectiveness of climate finance.
The event was organised in partnership with the UAE Mission to the UN, UN Women, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security. In his remarks, the COP28 President-Designate called on parties to identify ambitious gender deliverables for COP28 UAE.
“We want COP28 to be a COP of action, a COP of impact, a COP for all, and a COP of transformational progress. There is no way to achieve any of this vision without a fully inclusive approach that empowers all stakeholders to fully participate in the process and puts gender equality front and centre. Women’s leadership and full, equal, and meaningful participation are essential to our collective success,” Dr. Al Jaber shared.