The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has officially announced that the UAE will host the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in 2023.
نبارك لدولة الإمارات فوزها باستضافة أهم مؤتمر عالمي للمناخ COP28 في عام 2023 .. اختيار مستحق لدولتنا .. وسنضع كل إمكانياتنا لإنجاح المؤتمر .. وستبقى دولة الإمارات ملتزمة تجاه العمل المناخي العالمي لحماية كوكب الأرض.
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) November 11, 2021
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said the UAE was “honoured” to be host country for Cop28.
“We look forward to working with the international community to accelerate global efforts to address climate change and environmental protection and create a more sustainable economic future,” Sheikh Mohamed tweeted after the decision.
The UAE is honoured to have been selected as the host country for COP28 in 2023. We look forward to working with the international community to accelerate global efforts to address climate change & environmental protection & create a more sustainable economic future.
— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) November 11, 2021
Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said that the UAE is an internationally acclaimed driver of collective climate action and it takes pride in supporting an initiative like this.
Meanwhile, Egypt was officially selected to host the COP27 conference next year, the country’s environment ministry.
The North African country will held the conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, it added.