UAE, France committed to clean energy shift, says French minister

File Photo

France and the UAE share a common vision of accelerating the shift to green energy to tackle the growing threats posed by climate change, the French Minister of Foreign Trade, Olivier Becht, has said.

In a statement to Emirates News Agency (WAM) he said the two countries are working together on low-carbon energy solutions.

Becht stressed the UAE and France believe in accelerating the transition to green energy, and addressing the growing risks posed by global warming, highlighting the rising number of natural disasters caused by climate change.

He also expressed his trust in the UAE’s ability to successfully host COP28 at Expo City Dubai in November, adding that the world shares his belief about the country’s leadership on climate change.

“The environmental challenges we face motivate us to be more courageous and committed in our actions to accelerate the energy transition. That is why the UAE and France have many joint projects in various fields, including hydrogen and nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, to produce clean energy that is the future of the sector,” he said.

The relations between the UAE and France are deep-rooted, Becht added, noting that he plans to visit the UAE soon to discuss ways of boosting the economic cooperation between the two countries and take it to the next level.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 10:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.

  • The Agenda

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Broadcasting every weekday, Georgia Tolley goes beyond the headlines to speak to government ministers, decision makers, analysts and local experts to find out how the news will impact those of us living in the UAE.


On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.