UAE to back UN initiatives to tackle climate change

The UAE will support the United Nations' efforts to develop constructive partnerships in a bid to encourage green developments and build capacities in the promising sector that will help tackle climate change issues, said H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, during a meeting here with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

H.H. Sheikh Mansour is in Morocco to head the UAE delegation, which is attending the 22nd Conference of the Parties, COP 22, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, and the Africa Action Summit in Marrakech.

At the meeting held on the sidelines of the event and also attended by Salaheddine Mezouar, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, and Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Sheikh Mansour and Ki-moon discussed the role played by the Marrakech climate change conference in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change so as to deliver sustainable development goals and mitigate the impact of climate change to ensure a better future for generations to come.

The two sides also reviewed the conference agenda and issues of mutual concern.
Ki-moon also underlined the leading role of the UAE in supporting global efforts aimed at reducing the effects of climate change.

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