In a reaffirmation of the status of the UAE as a nation that supports environmental sustainability, it has been announced that the nation will have the privilege of hosting the preparatory conference for the UN 2019 Climate Summit (Cop25) in the month of June. This new development was announced by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday.
The primary motive of the preparatory meeting is to draft resolutions and develop agendas that will be presented and eventually be adapted during the final summit that will be held in September. The conference will be hosted in the capital city of Abu Dhabi.
This was decided at a meet that was also attended by Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence. This meeting was held at the venue of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The UAE was thanked by the UN Secretary General for its unwavering stand and committment towards environmental issues and matters related to climate change. The last time the nation hosted a preparatory meet was in 2014, setting the ground for the establishment of the Paris Agreement of 2015.