Al-Jaber meets the French President as part of his COP28 world tour | Gulf newspaper
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Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and appointed President of the COP28 Conference, visited Paris, during which he met with French President Emmanuel Macron, where he conveyed to him the greetings of the leadership and its keenness to strengthen bilateral relations between the two friendly countries.
Al-Jaber also met with a group of officials concerned with climate in the government and civil society, and this visit came as part of the global tour to listen to the concerned parties in preparation for the UAE’s hosting of the conference next November.
During his meetings, Al-Jaber clarified the vision of the leadership in the UAE regarding achieving a quantum leap in climate action, stressing the importance of achieving progress in the issues of mitigation, adaptation, climate financing, and losses and damages. He stressed the need to provide climate financing, and the need to develop the performance of multilateral financial institutions to provide The capital needed to finance clean technologies, adaptation efforts, and remedial losses and damages.
The Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology affirmed keenness to cooperate with France during the summit dedicated to reaching a new global financial agreement to be held in Paris in June 2023, in an effort to build momentum before the Conference of the Parties.
He added: We will focus on benefiting from the momentum that will be achieved by the “new global financial compact summit” that will be held next June, to achieve practical achievements in the COP 28 Conference of the Parties, as this summit will be an important station before the conference, and we must focus during it on attracting financing from the private sector. , expanding concessional financing, and advancing carbon markets.
Al-Jaber met with a group of climate officials from the government and civil society. He also met Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Laurent Fabius, former Prime Minister of France and President of the COP21 Conference, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery, and Minister of Energy Transition Agnès Panet-Ronache. During these meetings, he stressed the need to mobilize all necessary efforts and resources to achieve a successful and just transition in the energy sector globally, and the need for countries to fulfill their obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.
During a special roundtable meeting hosted by the International Energy Agency, and attended by ambassadors of 50 countries representing developing economies and countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber stressed the existence of an opportunity to unite the efforts of all sectors in order to achieve the desired progress in climate action.
The appointed president of the COP 28 Conference of the Parties said: We need the cooperation of all segments of society, including governments, the private sector and civil society, and ensuring that they move in the same direction, because the world is advancing through partnership, not closure and division… And I am firmly convinced of our common ability to achieve The most radical shift in the rates of human growth and prosperity since the first industrial revolution, if we join our efforts and conclude smart partnerships.
In another meeting with members of the NGO community, Al-Jaber pointed to the need for commitment, work and optimism, indicating the need for a “radical correction process”, saying: We intend to respond to the results of the global outcome, and start correcting the course by advancing progress in each of the pillars of the Paris Agreement He called on NGOs to support the COP28 presidency, saying: We need your ideas, opinions, networks, research, data, and passion… We are confident that constructive dialogue will enhance the effectiveness of efforts to reduce the consequences of climate change and build a better future for all.
Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Community Development, Climate Pioneer for Youth, participated in the visit at the COP 28 Conference of the Parties, where she met with a number of stakeholders, and stressed the need for all parties to participate in the dialogue, and their contribution to the agenda of the Conference of the Parties.
Al-Mazrouei stated, “The world needs COP 28 to be a comprehensive conference that includes all parties, and we need everyone to join hands and unite their forces, in universities, cities, civil society organizations, nature conservation groups, and every government and industrial sector, especially the young generation.”
This visit is the latest in Al-Jaber’s global listening tour in his capacity as President-designate of the COP28 Conference, which included the United States of America, Germany and India. It is planned to visit other countries, including a group of developing countries and small island states, and the COP28 Presidency intends to take advantage of these visits to listen to the views of stakeholders in various sectors, including governments, business, academia and civil society, with the aim of uniting efforts Before COP COP 28.