Sheikh Mohammed to Lead in White House Climate Summit
- Publish date: Thursday، 22 April 2021
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, is leading the White House virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, hosted by US President Joe Biden on 22th and 23 April, 2021.
His Highness will talk about the UAE's vision and ambitions in terms of climate action in the presence of 40 world leaders who are playing a proactive role in combatting climate change to ensure a brighter tomorrow for generations to come.
Last December, the UAE submitted its second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The second NDC emphasizes the UAE's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 23.5 percent compared to business-as-usual emissions for the year 2030, which translates into an absolute emissions reduction of around 70 million tonnes.
The UAE had also signed the Paris Agreement, where it initially committed to increasing the share of clean power to 24 percent of the total energy mix by 2021, raising the target soon after that to 50 percent by 2050.
Earlier this month, the UAE strengthened its role as a climate action leader by hosting the Regional Dialogue for Climate Action, with the participation of 10 major economies from the MENA region, along with John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, and COP26 President Alok Sharma. The event focused on enhancing climate action efforts in preparation for COP26, to be held in Glasgow next November.
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