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UAE is the official host for COP28 in 2023

Confirmati­on followed unanimous endorsemen­t by the Asia Pacific Group of nations during COP26

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The UAE will host the 28th UN global climate talks in 2023, after a decision made by the body in Glasgow on Thursday night to accept the Emirates’ bid to run the negotiatio­ns.

A plenary meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change approved the motion, under the dates and venues of future sessions, for the meeting to open in the UAE on November 6, 2023.

“There being no objections, it is decided,” declared Cop26 president Alok Sharma.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted after the announceme­nt that the UAE would put everything towards making Cop28 a success.

“We congratula­te the Emirates

for winning the bid to host the most important conference for climate Cop28, for 2023 … a deserved win for our country … we will put all our capabiliti­es for the conference to succeed … the UAE will remain committed to global climate action to protect our planet Earth,” he said.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said the UAE was “honoured” to be host country for Cop28.

“We look forward to working with the internatio­nal community to accelerate efforts to address climate change and environmen­tal protection and create a more sustainabl­e economic future,” Sheikh Mohamed tweeted.

“Cop28 in 2023 will and must be a ‘solutions Cop’ – and I am confident that the rich experience of this young, inclusive nation in advancing practical, viable and shareable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges will again come to the fore,”said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Internatio­nal Cooperatio­n.

“The UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative shows our own unwavering commitment to promoting climate action.”

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