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  HE the GCCSG: Organisng COP28 in the UAE Reflects its Global Stature and Pioneering Role in Finding Solutions to Climate Challenges

General Secretariat -Dubai
In the presence of His Highness Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and with the participation of many heads of states, organisations, regional and international bodies, as well as officials from the government and private sectors, the COP28 World Climate Action Summit was inaugurated today, Friday, December 1, 2023, in Dubai at Expo City.

During his participation in the conference, His Excellency Mr Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC),  stated that organising the COP28 World Climate Action Summit in the UAE reflects its global stature and pioneering role in finding solutions to climate challenges and presenting numerous initiatives that work towards climate protection. 

He stated that the GCC countries, through the UAE's hosting of this conference, reaffirm their determination to continue their efforts with the countries of the world to confront the repercussions of climate change, develop necessary strategies for climate action, and exchange ideas, experiences, and perspectives on these climate issues.

He also emphasised that the GCC countries align with the outcomes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, as well as regional and national circumstances and priorities.

He affirmed that the participation of the General Secretariat of the GCC with a pavilion at the COP28 aims, through cooperation with the pavilions of the GCC countries, to highlight the plans and efforts of the Cooperation Council countries in achieving carbon neutrality and their positions on climate change issues.