COP28 President: Inclusivity key to our success

WAM

Inclusivity was a key factor in the success of COP28 UAE, according to its President, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber.

He told state news agency WAM that the event engaged with the widest range of stakeholders ever assembled at a COP and made sure that every voice was heard.

Al Jaber pointed out that the Dubai conference was the most well-attended COP of all time, with around 85,000 Blue Zone delegates and more than 545,000 visits to the Green Zone.

"From world leaders to local leaders, to faith leaders, from youth to Indigenous Peoples, from NGOs to CEOs, every voice counted. Every voice was heard. We hosted the largest youth delegate programme in COP history, ensuring meaningful engagement, which resulted in the first Youth Global Stocktake," he explained.

Al Jaber added that the vision, support and guidance of the UAE's leaders were essential to COP28's success.

"This support helped us achieve unprecedented historical climate action achievements, culminating in reaching the historic 'UAE Consensus' that was agreed upon by 198 Parties," he said.

"We united the world around a landmark response to the Global Stocktake through 'The UAE Consensus' that delivered a package of ambitious and balanced outcomes across the entire climate agenda. For the first time at a COP, this included an agreement on transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems in a just, orderly and equitable manner."

 

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