Jordan expresses support for UAE agenda for climate action

Minister of Environment, Muawieh Radaideh. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMANMinister of Environment, Muawieh Radaideh underscored Jordan's support for the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) letter released ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP28.اضافة اعلان

Last week, the UAE announced the agenda for the conference, which is slated for next November, focusing on linking health and relief efforts with recovery and peace; finance, trade, gender equality with accountability; and energy and industry with a just transition.

In a statement to the Jordan News Agency (Petra) on Monday, the minister said that the letter called on member states to fast track the energy transition, reduce emissions before 2030, fulfill old pledges, set a framework for a new financing deal, and make nature, people, and livelihoods the main focus of climate action and mobilization efforts.

A clear vision
He stressed the comprehensive and clear vision of the topics of the summit and the role of the UAE in shaping the outcomes of the upcoming session. Highlighting the need to realize the vision of the letter and provide international financing that enables developing countries to achieve their climate commitments.

He said that the contents of the letter correspond to Jordan's aspirations for the outcomes of the climate summit, describing it as a simple, flexible, and applicable coordinated action plan.

The letter's inclusion of the pivotal role of women, youth, and indigenous peoples falls in line with the directions of climate action related to these groups, adding that the importance of the letter lies in encouraging countries to submit updated nationally determined contributions that support global trends that are more compatible with the current situation, Radaideh said.

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