Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and COP28 President, stressed that the UAE has made all necessary efforts.
The UAE has made huge efforts to facilitate the negotiation process to reach a fair and just agreement to mitigate the effects of climate change.
In his meeting with representatives of the parties, he said that we have reached the final and decisive stage.
Moreover, the world is waiting for decisive results that achieve a balance between sustainable development and climate action.
COP28 President called on representatives of the parties to show determination.
And also to move from exchanging data to taking a leading role and providing practical solutions.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber Talking Exceptional progress at COP28
He added: “We are making exceptional progress, but not at a fast enough pace, we need to change the dynamics of our performance”
Calling on the heads of delegations to an unconventional meeting in the format of “Council”.
Which he called the Council of Change Makers, calling on the delegations to think beyond pre-prepared texts.
And also to focus on achieving the public interest of the people of the world everywhere.
He added: “We have an exceptional opportunity to achieve a result based on scientific findings.
Which stress the need to maintain the possibility of avoiding the rise in the temperature of the Earth to 1.5 degrees Celsius, in response to the global outcome.
I confirmed to the representatives of the parties the need for consensus on fossil fuels, including coal.
Also I am the first president of the conference to call for this.
And all parties must participate in achieving this goal in a constructive manner, be flexible, act with determination, and find common ground.
COP28 President stressed the need for representatives of the parties to provide ideas for ways to move forward in two key areas.
- How to address the gap between financing and adaptation and action.
- How to accelerate the mitigation process significantly.
While addressing issues of the organized, responsible, logical, gradual and just transition in the energy sector.
He added: “The progress we have made to close a third of the emissions gap is a major achievement.
That has never happened before in COPs.
The presidency of the conference has worked from the beginning to formulate a strong work agenda.
Coupled with the maximum ambition regarding the results that have been negotiated.
We have achieved the first point, and now we must achieve the second goal.”
In conclusion, Dr. Al Jaber called on representatives of the parties to continue to work together in a spirit of partnership and cooperation to achieve a successful outcome for COP28.