COP28 begins the high-level segment with the Climate Action Summit

On Friday and Saturday, leaders will present their national statements, at what organizers are calling the Global Climate Action Summit.

These are two days for world leaders to implement and transform key climate-related decisions into concrete actions and credible plans, based on the COP27 agreements, and maintain their commitment and responsibility towards the environment.

To this end, the agenda includes issues of climate change and its response and the need to strengthen coordinated actions, for which the President of the twenty-eighth session of the Conference of the Parties, Sultan Al Jaber, called for overcoming differences and working together to find viable solutions to the current climate crisis. Thus providing a better world for future generations.

With the high-level segment, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) will begin its work in earnest with the Climate Action Summit, in which the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and world leaders present in Dubai will participate, who will present what their governments are doing to confront these challenges. The current climate crisis.

The event got off to a good start on Thursday by finalizing the launch of a fund aimed at compensating vulnerable countries for damage caused by global warming, a move that all governments and delegates should take advantage of to achieve greater results in Dubai. .

Such a fund is a long-term demand of developing countries, which are on the front lines of the impact of climate change and face the cost of the devastation caused by increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, welcomed its implementation to compensate for losses and damages, which he considered an essential tool for achieving climate justice.

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The COP also represents the culmination of the Global Inventory, an assessment of progress made to date in achieving the provisions of the Paris Agreement: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to the global warming process and mobilizing financial support for vulnerable countries.

Thus, the conference is being developed with a myriad of issues on the climate agenda in search of resolutions that move its 198 members (states, sovereign entities and regional organizations) towards a climate future on the margins compatible with life.

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