Abdullah bin Zayed receives US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

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ABU DHABI 4th June 2023 (WAM). — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Higher Committee Responsible to Oversee Preparations for the 28th Conference of the Parties UNFCCC) received John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy of the United States for Climate to discuss the strategic relationship between the two countries and the partnership on various fronts, with an emphasis on climate issues.

The discussions covered the UAE’s climate change response as well as ways to enhance global cooperation and multilateral actions in this area, given that the country will host COP28 in Expo City Dubai later this year.

Sheikh Abdullah, Kerry and their delegation reviewed the joint climate initiatives of the two countries, including the UAE-US Partnership for accelerating clean energy (PACE), a partnership that will provide US$100 billion of financing and support, in addition to the deployment of 100 gigawatts of clean energy by 2035 in the US, UAE, and emerging economies worldwide.

During the summit, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah stressed the UAE’s commitment to building bridges for communication and collaboration with the rest of the world, and strengthening multilateral actions in order to combat climate change.

He said that the UAE-US Climate Action Partnership, which includes several initiatives and projects is a leading paradigm of collaborative action to achieve a climate-safe, sustainable future, with economic prosperity and development.

“While hosting the COP28 the UAE is determined that it will lead global efforts to address climate change and transition these initiatives from a stage of making promises to a stage of putting specific actions into this area,” said Sheikh Abdullah.

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber attended the meeting as Special Envoy of the UAE for Climate Change, and President-designate of COP28.

Hatem Mohamed

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