UN Climate Change Convention chooses Dubai to host “regional climate week”
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, President of the World Green Economy Organization announced that the United Nations Climate Change Agreement chose Dubai to host the “Regional Climate Week 2020” which is the first of its kind in the countries of the Middle East North Africa will coincide with the Expo 2020 Dubai.
This came during a press conference held during the “regional climate weeks” event held within the “twenty-fifth parties / COP25 /” of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change / UNFCCC / which is organized in the Spanish capital Madrid and runs until December 13 this year.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer was chaired by a high-level delegation from the Supreme Council for Energy in Dubai and the “International Green Economy Organization and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority” to participate in activities during the “Twenty-Fifth Parties” conference.
Participated in the press conference .. His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, who highlighted in his speech the importance of the conference and the efforts of the state to tackle climate change.
The press conference was also attended by His Excellency Majed Hassan Al Suwaidi, State Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, His Excellency Fahad Al Hammadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Assistant for the Green Development and Climate Change Sector, Aweys Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” and Eng. Walid Salman, Vice Chairman of the Council The management of the “World Green Economy Organization”, His Excellency Ahmed Butti Al-Muhairbi, member of the organization’s board of directors and Abdul Rahim Sultan, director of the organization.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said in his speech: “I am honored to extend my highest congratulations and congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him,” and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. May God protect him, “and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, to choose Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to host the” Regional Climate Week 2020 “, which is the first of its kind in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa region.
His Excellency added: “The Steering Committee of the Joint Regional Cooperation Center / MENA RCC / between the” Green Economy International “and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, which is based in Dubai, will organize the” Regional Climate Week for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa ” In Dubai next year within Expo 2020 Dubai for the first time in the region and in the presence of more than 10 thousand participants, the World Green Economy Organization is pleased to join the partners of “Regional Climate Weeks” who are participating in organizing the first session of this unique event during the second half of 2020 in Our joint cooperation framework with “Um It is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. ”
He pointed out that this prominent event aims to promote and accelerate the transition towards a new model of sustainable growth as well as highlighting the importance of addressing climate change issues and facing global development challenges, and “the World Green Economy Organization” is always keen to support such initiatives and stresses that they will spare no effort in supporting ” Regional Climate Week for MENA 2020 countries “at the highest levels.
He added the event provides an important platform for different societies in the region to participate, with the approaching date scheduled next year for the countries concerned to review their efforts and achievements on the level of their national plans for climate action aimed at supporting the Paris Agreement and achieving the United Nations goals for sustainable development 2030.
His Excellency continued: “In light of Dubai’s long experience in organizing regional and global events and its firm commitment to promoting the green economy agenda, we are confident of providing the ideal platform for all participants in the” MENA Regional Climate Week 2020 “to highlight the successful experiences and highlight the efforts that must Undertaking to mitigate the consequences of climate change and adapting to it, and we look forward to meeting you all in the UAE next year during the activities of this pioneering qualitative event.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer held a meeting with His Excellency Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” focusing on enhancing joint cooperation, exchanging best practices and global experiences in the field of green economy and addressing climate change.
His Excellency Al Tayer also attended the main sessions of the conference, which included the speech of the state.