COP28 Chief Meets With Italian PM

During the meeting, Dr. Sultan emphasized the urgency to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement…reports Asian Lite News

Italina Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber met in Rome where they held discussions on delivering ambitious climate action outcomes at COP28. This builds on the UAE-Italy Declaration of Intent on enhancing cooperation within the COP28 and climate action, which was signed in March this year.

During the meeting, the COP 28 President-Designate Dr. Sultan Al Jaber extended the best wishes of the President and Prime Minister of the UAE to the Prime Minister of Italy and the people of Italy. Dr. Sultan emphasized the urgency to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, ensuring that 1.5-degrees Celsius remains within reach. They discussed the importance of delivering on COP28’s Climate Action Agenda to help accelerate global decarbonization efforts.

Dr. Al Jaber thanked Prime Minister Meloni for championing climate action, including scaling-up clean energy while decarbonizing the current energy system. The COP28 Presidency is advocating for the world to triple the world’s renewable energy capacity by 2030, while comprehensively eliminating emissions from all energy sources.

Amidst the meeting, additional discussion was held on the importance of strengthening adaptation and resilience measures worldwide, including through investments in food and water security, health, nature-based solutions and the protection of natural ecosystems. Prime Minister Meloni and Dr. Al Jaber also discussed fixing global finance, which is urgently needed.

“We reaffirm our commitment to strengthening the bilateral relationship between the UAE and Italy. Our collaborative efforts within the framework of COP28 and climate action are crucial in addressing the pressing challenges of climate change and building a sustainable future for all. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the global stage,” said Dr. Sultan Al Jaber.

The leaders also discussed the importance of delivering the Global Stocktake to advance global climate action. Both noted that the Global Stocktake is critical towards addressing the issues and the solutions required in the global climate effort.

Climate change

The President of the Italian Council of Ministers, Giorgia Meloni, met today with Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, President-Designate of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP28).

They agreed in a joint statement on how climate change constitutes a major challenge to our planet and humankind and requires a strong and ambitious action by all countries to strengthen their respective 2030 Nationally Determined Contributions across all dimensions and at much faster pace, with a view to achieving the long-term goals under the Paris Agreement.

Prime Minister Meloni shared with Dr Al Jaber the urgency and the importance of accelerating global efforts to drive rapid progress on all elements of the climate change agenda while acknowledging the importance of driving forward decarbonization efforts, with a just transition, addressing its social and economic dimension and ensuring the creation of quality jobs.

Meloni expressed her appreciation for the work that is being brought forward by the UAE and the leading role of Dr Al Jaber, its efforts towards a process that has as an objective to agree upon a clear roadmap in order to accelerate progress through a pragmatic global energy transition and a ‘leave no one behind’ approach and an inclusive climate action.

The COP 28 will take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30th to December 12th and Italy will offer on the evening of December 1st in Dubai a concert of the world renowned “Teatro alla Scala Orchestra” celebrating the friendship between Italy and the United Arab Emirates while hopefully bringing inspiration to the delegates at the UN Conference on Climate Change.

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