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    UK Supports UAE, Looks Forward For Strong Participation And Engagement At COP28: Envoy

    Edward Hobart, ambassador of the United Kingdom
    Inam Ansari
    August7/ 2023

    Abu Dhabi: Edward Hobart, ambassador of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to the UAE, affirmed his country’s support for the UAE hosting of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) and UK’s active participation and engagement in the UN climate conference. "In COP28, we think that the UAE is a great country to be hosting it, understands energy, has a long history in energy, and has a long history in renewable and clean energy including nuclear. So, it has an example it has set and we need to bring more countries with us. But it's a huge challenge," said Edward Hobart in an interview with Emirates News Agency (WAM). He spoke about the UK’s vision of the importance of COP28 and its role in bringing about a quantum leap in global climate action as one of the main areas of joint cooperation between the two countries. On UK’s participation at COP28, Edward Hobart said, "There will be very strong British participation at COP28. We've been strong contributors at all COPs up to the one that we chaired two years ago in Glasgow. So we'll have many of our leaders as well as British companies, British investors, British scientists and experts contributing to COP28." He indicated, "The UK chaired COP two years ago in COP26 and I think every year this becomes more important. The climate emergency has to be addressed. So, we really have to focus on reducing emissions, increasing mitigations, helping countries adapt, and providing the financing to do all that, and this is a key part of COP28." "It is a huge challenge for the world, for the UAE to lead that process and we want to do whatever we can to support it. To support it we need to increase renewable and clean energy, and as a ...

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