DUBAI – The UAE is planning to host the next round of international talks on combating climate change in 2023, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister and vice president of the UAE, said Friday.
The next global climate change talks, called COP28, will come in Abu Dhabi, the ruler of Dubai’s home city, Sheikh Mohammed said.
The talks will take place in 2023 because it is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Paris agreement. That accord, brokered by 195 countries and endorsed by President Donald Trump, commits the United States to reducing its carbon emissions.
It also aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by 2100.
In his address to the World Government Summit in Dubai, the ruler said that his people are “deeply saddened by what is happening in our own communities and around the world.”
“Together, we have the potential to turn our collective efforts into actual, measurable progress, and greater prosperity,” he said.
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