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Sultan Al-Jaber: The COP28 Presidency is interested in strengthening international cooperation and constructive partnerships.



Sultan Al-Jaber: The COP28 Presidency is interested in strengthening international cooperation and constructive partnerships.

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al-Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, who has been appointed as the President of the Conference of the Parties (COP28), stressed the need to provide more climate finance, and access to it on easy terms and reasonable cost, to enable African countries to improve their investments and their capacities in the clean energy sector. Make the most of it.

This was during his speech at the African Energy Forum in Nairobi in the presence of the President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency William Ruto, and a number of ministers and energy leaders from other African countries.

In a joint statement issued by His Excellency President Roto with His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, he commended the UAE, its leadership and the COP28 Presidency for their unwavering support for sustainable development and climate action; Both sides affirmed their joint support for measures aimed at tripling renewable energy production capacity by 2030, and they will cooperate on policies and expand financing.

A joint working group has been launched between the Africa Climate Summit and the COP28 Conference Bureau to focus on achieving a rational, practical, gradual and fair transition in the energy sector, and improving climate finance to accelerate green growth in Africa.

At the beginning of his speech before the forum, His Excellency the President of Kenya extended greetings to the participants and the audience, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Head of State, may God protect him. He said: In line with the vision and guidelines of the leadership in the UAE, the COP28 Presidency is keen to promote effective international cooperation and constructive partnerships, particularly in Africa and around the world to support progress in both sustainable development and climate action. South.

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Africa’s abundance of clean energy resources, including wind and solar power, hydropower, geothermal energy and precious metals, “qualifies it as a hub for renewable energies and a key driver of clean economic growth,” he explained. world, but there is a great obstacle in it.”

Only 2% of global clean energy investments have reached Africa, far below the minimum requirement of 10% of the $120 billion needed to be invested annually. He said: Be open about problems and have the will and determination to solve them.

He called on developed countries to uphold their historic commitments and commitment to providing $100 billion annually in climate finance to developing countries and emphasized the need to improve the performance of international financial institutions and multilateral development banks.

He said the current international financial framework is not fit for purpose and there is an urgent need to improve their effectiveness as international financial institutions and multilateral development banks are not quick to provide concessional funds. The challenge now is that we need to explore new ways to mitigate risks and encourage large-scale private sector investment to develop sustainable clean energy projects worthy of bank financing.

He pointed out that standardization of voluntary carbon markets would help Africa attract capital, stressing the importance of creating supportive laws and systems to create a conducive investment environment for the private sector in different parts of the world.

He praised Kenya’s success in providing 80% of its electricity through renewable energy. He said: “This is not a coincidence, but rather a result of a combination of forward-looking government policies and smart investments with pragmatic people.

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He noted the regional pioneering role that Kenya can play in tripling the production capacity of renewable energy in the world by 2030; His Excellency said: Africa has great potential and capabilities to become a giant in the clean energy sector, and the development of these capabilities requires political will, forward-looking ambition and a lot of capital, and this path began with projects. The African Development Bank is leading innovative and collaborative financing solutions between the public and private sectors to promote clean growth through the Africa50 Investment Fund, based on the results of scientific research for logical, practical and gradual transformation in the energy sector.

He explained that the UAE has partnered with the government and private sectors to invest more than $12 billion in development and renewable energy projects across Africa. Honorable Dr. During his meeting with His Highness President Ruto, Sultan Al Jaber, His Highness discussed “adaptation” and “mitigation” initiatives, the transition to green energy and the COP28 Action Plan, which aims to build bridges of communication and enhance cooperation. Between the north and south of the world.

He also met with Kenya’s Minister of Energy and Petroleum His Excellency Davies Churchill to discuss accelerating partnerships in the renewable energy sector ahead of the African Climate Summit and COP28 in Nairobi next September. UAE later this year.

Honorable Dr. Sultan Al Jaber participated in a ministerial roundtable on energy sector transformation attended by ministers from more than 15 countries and participated in an open discussion with representatives of youth, indigenous peoples and civil society.

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During his visit, he also met several young social entrepreneurs from M-Cuba. their starting point.

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50 athletes participated in the boat parade under the slogan Zero Carbon… Clean Water.



50 athletes participated in the boat parade under the slogan Zero Carbon… Clean Water.

More than 50 male and female athletes took part in a boat parade on the Dubai Water Canal yesterday, coinciding with the country’s 52nd Union Day celebrations and the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Transition (COP28). Emirates Modern Sailing and Rowing Federation and Dubai International Marine Sports Club, in collaboration with China-based International Rowing Channel, launched the “Zero Carbon…

Clean Water” aims to reach more than 100 locations around the world, with the aim of raising awareness about environmental protection, sustainability and climate issues.

Attending the official ceremony of the initiative, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Modern Sailing and Rowing Federation and two members of the Board of Directors: Muhammad Abdullah Hareb Al Falahi gave the opening signal. , Khalid Al Owais, Managing Director and Chairman of the Technical Committee, Dubai International Marine Sports Club.

French Olympic champion Jean-Christophe Ronald, president of the International Rowing Federation and member of the International Olympic Committee, Dutchman Rudi van der Voon, president of the World Water Tourism Development Organization, presented the distinguished international athletes. and Asian Rowing Federation President Chin Wang Chi, Honorary President of the World Rowing Canal Organization. Vincent Gaillard, Executive Director of International Rowing Federation Manal Bahman, Emirates Nature-WWF Operations Director, Lee Can, Ambassador of International GCRA and World Wildlife Fund, Inland Waterways International and Leaders of the World Organization for Urban Cooperation. History Channel.

The participants of the parade signed their support and encouragement to the awareness initiative of the theme of the parade, “Zero Carbon, Clean Water”, and various yachts including Olympic divisions, singles, doubles and quads took part in it. and the famous Dragon Boat, all of which traveled over three kilometers.

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• The “march” took place on the Dubai Water Canal and aims to raise awareness of environmental protection.

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Climate change has a negative impact on human health



Climate change has a negative impact on human health

The Relief, Recovery and Peace Day will focus on accelerating adaptation and addressing loss and damage, including in fragile and conflict-affected environments that face severe barriers to accessing climate finance and catalyzing action.

Health and the extent to which it affects and is affected by various climate extreme events is one of the most important issues to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties (COP28).

Increase in death toll

About 250,000 people could die from 2030 to 2050 due to malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress, according to the World Health Organization.

Infectious diseases will also increase their prevalence due to climate change. According to researchers, these diseases such as malaria have increased their prevalence in recent years in many parts of the world affected by climate change.

This phenomenon has led to an unprecedented rise in temperature, and this has a direct impact on human health and increases the stress on those suffering from certain chronic diseases, especially heart and respiratory diseases such as sun stroke in summer. and mental health.

Water and air pollution

Water and air are basic resources for human health, but increasing their pollution can have serious consequences on human health and lead to the spread of food, water and other vector-borne diseases. Fossil fuel emissions are a major contributor to water and air pollution.

Nutritional deficiency

Good food is a very important factor in maintaining human health, but changes in its quality due to climate change, whether agricultural or animal, can have a negative impact on public health.

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The risks of climate change affect the health of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including women, children, the elderly, poor communities and individuals suffering from difficult health conditions, and increasing pressures on the health services sector due to the abundance of diseases.

Despite the risks of climate change to public health, the global response to these challenges remains, according to many, equitable. Immediate action is needed to save millions of lives, especially reducing emissions and accelerating the transition to clean energy.

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The Prince of Monaco reviews the role of charities in combating climate change



The Prince of Monaco reviews the role of charities in combating climate change

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Dr. Abdullah Al Mandouz, Director General of the National Meteorological Center and President of the World Meteorological Organization, emphasized the importance of supporting environmental charities at COP28 during a discussion session yesterday. World Meteorological Organization Pavilion.

The session was hosted by the MERI Foundation and moderated by the Foundation’s President, Francesca Cortes Solari. The session brought together a distinguished panel of global leaders and experts, including Dr. Abdullah Al Mandoos and Prince Albert II, Jim Chia. , Bruno Bussi, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Deputy Director of the Department of Ecosystems at the United Nations Environment Programme, Christian Chamber is Director of the Earth Fund.


The session addressed the theme “The Role of Philanthropy in Implementing the United Nations Climate Process” and strongly emphasized the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors and civil society and the role of this collaboration in achieving the United Nations’ ambitious goals. 2030, related to climate change, biodiversity and environmental sustainability.

Dr. Abdullah Al Mandoos stressed the strong ties linking the organization with the private sector and effective participation with civil society. He emphasized on valuable partnerships with organizations like the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. He also provided an overview of key WMO initiatives such as early warning for all.

Sustainable Monitoring Funding Facility (SOFF), and the Climate Change Early Warning Initiative (CREWS), and Dr Al Mandoos called for greater engagement with the philanthropic world, noting that this is an underserved resource. Exploited by the system.

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Prince Albert II of Monaco provided insights into Monaco’s commitment to environmental sustainability and addressing the challenges of climate change, both regionally and globally.


During the session, all emphasized the urgent need for major investments to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. They emphasized the importance of the 2019 Geneva Declaration and its open consultative platform as important tools to promote dialogue and cooperation between the private sector and environmental initiatives.

In conclusion, the event activities of COP28 highlighted the essential role of philanthropy in supporting and strengthening the efforts of international organizations such as the World Meteorological Organization. They emphasized the importance of coordinated efforts across sectors to effectively address global environmental challenges, and made an urgent call for increased philanthropic participation to strengthen international action efforts to combat climate change.

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