Dr Sultan Al Jabbar discusses climate strategy with King Charles

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COP28 President-Designate Dr. Sultan Al Jaber has collaborated with British stakeholders to develop policies to enable greater climate investments during London Climate Action Week 2023.

After a roundtable on climate solutions with King Charles III, Dr Jaber stressed the need for "a holistic ecosystem that connects policy, technology, finance and people" if the plan to cut emissions by 43 per cent over the next seven years is to materialise. 

He also galvanised investors to fund climate technology and consulted with youth climate advocates to help shape the COP28 agenda.

"We need supportive policies to stimulate the adoption of clean energies and incentivise decarbonisation," Dr Jaber added. 

"We obviously need to apply the latest technologies rapidly and at scale. That will require finance and lots of capital across the world, and particularly in emerging and developing economies. And a critical success factor is people. We need capacity building, and skills development to train young people for the jobs of the future. Because we must deliver climate action and socio-economic opportunity at the same time.

"This is a moment of clarity that we must face with total honesty – we need a major course correction, and we need it now. Our goal must be to stop talking and start delivering."

During his visit, Dr. Jaber, also held meetings with senior ministers from the UK government and attended a round-table with university students and young climate advocates.

"Your generation is critical, because you will inherit some of the greatest challenges of climate change and will also provide many of the solutions," the COP28 President-Designate told the youth consultation. "Your perspectives must be heard. And you must be empowered to make a difference. We need pioneers like yourselves – who are impatient to set new benchmarks."

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