The National newspaper quoted a US government source as supporting the UAE, which it described as a key partner in advancing joint efforts to tackle climate change, including leading the COP28 climate summit.
The support of the United States and Europe to host the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in the United Arab Emirates came in response to voices that tried to disrupt the next edition of the largest climate event in the world.
Voices that criticized the UAE’s hosting of the climate summit said they took this position on the pretext that the country was an oil-producing country, while Western environmental experts stress the need for Adopt an approach that includes all players in the energy sector.
And the US source added that President Joe Biden’s administration is optimistic about the possibility of “our ability to collectively address the challenge of the climate crisis and build a clean energy economy for the future.”
In a similar vein, Mayor of the City of London, Nicholas Lyons, said he thought the COP28 summit would be a wonderful edition, praising the amazing methodical way in which the UAE is moving to host the event.
Lyons stressed that the energy transition is a complex issue, as the carbon element will remain in the energy equation for decades to come, in an implicit response to voices speaking of approaches described as radical and unattainable.
For his part, said Franz Taimer Manz, the European Union’s chief negotiator on climate issues, that the lack of involvement of the private sector working in the field of energy will not help achieve the desired transition. .
US Special Envoy for Climate Affairs John Kerry had hailed the selection of Dr Sultan Al-Jaber, the ‘COP 28’ President-elect, to lead the climate talks, describing him as a choice succeeded.
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