John F. Kerry, the US presidential envoy for climate change, praised the decision to organize the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates, scheduled for next year, adding that economies that depend on fossil fuels should be encouraged to lead the way. Transition to clean energy.
Kerry said, in a statement to “Reuters”, yesterday, that the UAE’s hosting of the “COP28” conference is very important, as it takes the initiative despite being one of the member states of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries “OPEC”, thus shedding light on The importance of dealing with the challenges arising from the climate crisis. He added, “The leadership of the UAE has taken practical steps that are extremely intelligent, because it realizes that the resources that are extracted from the earth are depleted, and it looks forward to the features of the future. The UAE is also continuing its quest to be a major supplier of renewable energy, as is the case with current conventional energy sources. Kerry stated that the “COP27” conference, which was hosted by Egypt last month, contributed to strengthening efforts aimed at achieving the Paris climate agreement, which aims to reduce global temperatures to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, i.e. achieving the percentage that prevailed before the industrial revolution. The US presidential envoy for climate change also praised the announcement of the adoption of 30 updated national plans to confront climate change, and the parties to the conference reaching the “loss and damage” agreement, which provides a financing mechanism to compensate those affected for “losses and damages” resulting from disasters caused by climate change.