The United Arab Emirates (UAE) played host to the United Nations’ COP 28 Climate Change Conference, which took place in Dubai from 30 November until 12 December.

The annual COP meeting, which stands the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is where the world comes together to agree on ways to address the climate crisis, such as limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, helping vulnerable communities adapt to the effects of climate change, and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

More than 90,000 individuals registered for COP28, including world leaders, policymakers, business leaders, young people, climate scientists, Indigenous Peoples, journalists, and various other experts and stakeholders are also among the participants.

Amongst many things, the conference was focused on the transition to renewable energy and how nations can accelerate the adoption of clean energy sources, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and collectively work towards achieving sustainable development goals.

The COP28 Director General described COP28 as the most demanding COP agenda of all time and said it would be historic to include language about fossil fuels in the final text.

As a hub for technological innovation, the UAE’s hosting of COP28 carries immense significance. It has emerged as a leader in sustainability, implementing ambitious projects like the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Masdar City.

As nations come the Middle East, the hope is that the outcomes of COP28 will inspire meaningful change, drive innovative solutions, and set the course for a more resilient and sustainable tomorrow.

“By hosting COP28, the UAE has underscored its commitment to being at the forefront of global efforts to combat climate change. As a crossroads of cultures and economies, the UAE can encourage dialogue and collaboration that transcends geopolitical boundaries, which is essential for effective climate action,” said James Swallow, Commercial Director of PRO Partner Group

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