UAE gears up for COP28 after cabinet approved 78 environmental projects
The UAE has approved 78 environmental projects and initiatives ahead of hosting COP28 from November 30 this year.
The announcement was made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, following the United Arab Emirates Cabinet meeting at Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi
The Cabinet approved a total of 78 environmental initiatives in preparation for hosting COP28 in Dubai.
UAE COP28 environment projects
It includes national strategies to reduce carbon and regulate the use of solar energy products, sustainable tourism and other initiatives that support sustainable and environment-friendly development.
As well as approving the environment projects, the Cabinet also discussed investments, education, trade, housing and more.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “Today, I chaired the Cabinet meeting at Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi, where we adopted the reformation of the board of directors of the Emirates Investment Authority, chaired by my brother Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
“During the meeting today, we approved 78 environmental projects and initiatives implemented by the UAE in preparation for hosting COP28. We also reviewed the results and the achievements of the Emirates Council for Food Security, which included the ‘Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate’ initiative led by the UAE and the US.”
He also said: “We approved the UAE Service Export Development Agenda, which will focus on education, medical tourism, financial and Islamic services. The Ministry of Economy will work on strengthening international partnerships and developing programs to support the UAE exports in the international markets.”
Sheikh Mohammed also said the Cabinet reviewed the national Foreign Trade Report 2022, which showed non-oil foreign trade crossed the AED2tn mark for the first time in history.