President U. Khurelsukh Heads to Dubai to Participate in the COP28Politics
Ulaanbaatar, November 27, 2023 /MONTSAME. At the invitation of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Mongolian President Khurelsukh Ukhnaa left Mongolia to attend the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) to be held during the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP 28 in Dubai, UAE on December 1-2, 2023.
During the Summit, President U. Khurelsukh will express Mongolia's position on combating climate change, desertification, and reducing global warming, and present policies and activities implemented at the national level. Moreover, bilateral meetings will be held with heads of state of some countries and leaders of international organizations.
Heads of state and governments of over 140 countries are participating in the high-level Meeting of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28).
COP28 is the annual United Nations Climate Meeting where the governments, which signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992 discuss how to limit and prepare for future climate change.
In addition to actions for the goals of the Paris Agreement, COP28 will focus on:
· - Fast-tracking to clean energy sources
· - Delivering money for climate action to poor countries, provided by rich countries, and working on a new deal for developing nations
· - Focusing on nature and people
· - Making COP28 the "most inclusive" ever
There will also be themed events on issues including health, finance, food, and nature.
The Office of the President of Mongolia and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism jointly organized a consultation meeting of the parties to ensure the implementation of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on November 9, 2023 at the State Palace.
The meeting addressed the issues of defining solutions, enhancing implementation, and cross-sectoral coordination of state bodies to ensure the implementation of the RIO Conventions - Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Combating Desertification - the main multilateral agreement signed by Mongolia in the environmental sector.
The meeting was productive in that it formed the preconditions for Mongolia's participation in COP28 with a solid position and effective participation.