Emirates News Agency – The UAE Government participates in the meetings of the World Economic Forum on the “impact of sustainable development”

– In connection with the meetings at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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DUBAI, September 23 / WAM / The Government of the United Arab Emirates participated in the “Impact of Sustainable Development 2022” meetings organized by the World Economic Forum and held in conjunction with the meetings of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the headquarters in New York, to discuss the key global challenges in climate change and to promote integration and collaboration between governments and the private sector to build sustainable future societies.

The five-day Sustainable Development Meetings, which concluded today, aimed to discuss the main global initiatives aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the most prominent achievements and progress in them, and brought together more than 2,000 government leaders , policy makers, private sector leaders, international organizations, community institutions, partners and members, in addition to innovators and entrepreneurs from various vital sectors around the world.

The meetings, chaired by Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, focused on the need to launch a global dialogue to support sustainable resilience in various vital sectors by launching international alliances to intensify efforts to promote initiatives to achieve the sustainable. development goals by 2030, as part of efforts to develop an integrated agenda of topics to be discussed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference “COP 27” to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in addition to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in January 2023.

Her Excellency Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, emphasized – during her participation in the round table meeting entitled “Joining the Efforts to Advance Global Resilience” organized by the “Resilience Union” – that building and strengthening resilience with the demands of the future and stimulating the resilience of countries and societies Adaptation is imperative to ensure a better sustainable future.

She said: “The UAE, thanks to the wise vision of its leadership, has strengthened the resilience of its capabilities through 3 main pillars, which include looking into the future and adopting long-term visions and strategies to ensure the achievement of sustainability at the sectoral level, and that increase the participation of sectors and components of society in drawing and achieving the directions of the state Climate action and the partnership between the public and private sectors in Strengthening the capabilities to face the challenges it poses and adaptation to its consequences, in addition to the effective partnership between these two sectors in terms of increasing food security and adopting sustainable practices, the clearest example of this fruitful type of partnership,” noting that the third pillar is the effective management of risks and crises through specialized government agencies and teams. The company collaborates with it from various sectors .

She pointed out that by hosting the Conference of the Parties (COP28) in 2023, the UAE will work to promote the idea of ​​the participation of all sectors, parties and components of society in efforts to confront pressing challenges, foremost of which is the challenge of climate change, to make comprehensive action and interaction a principle and a broad title for climate action.

The session brought together leaders from various vital sectors to work on developing a specialized framework in resilience, in addition to supporting institutional investment to achieve inclusive and more sustainable growth, during which they discussed the key environmental, economic, geopolitical and health challenges facing the world are facing, and which have increased in frequency and severity, To discuss new ways of supporting and developing flexibility to become an essential part of government action aimed at achieving future comprehensive sustainability.

The session focused on the need to strengthen global efforts and partnerships between governments and private sector leaders to accelerate joint action aimed at promoting and developing the global economy to ensure the achievement of comprehensive sustainability.

The speakers also spoke about the initiative launched by the World Economic Forum in 2022 under the title “The Resilience Consortium”, which focuses on creating a global platform for decision-makers, experts and international organizations with the aim of accelerating global efforts to develop a more integrated perspective on resilience management by finding effective solutions to current challenges and shocks and anticipating the future of it.

The session “Joining the Efforts to Advance Global Resilience” was attended by HE Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt, HE Paula Ingabier, Minister of ICT and Innovation of the Republic of Rwanda, HE Borge Brandi, President of the World Economic Forum, and HE Peter Maurer, Chair of the Committee The International Committee of the Red Cross at the Committee’s headquarters in Geneva, Her Excellency Karin Holshof, Executive Vice President of UNICEF, and Her Excellency Marie Elka Pangestu, Executive Director of Development Policy and Partnerships at the World Bank.

Daniel Baktod, Senior Partner in the New York office, Global Head of Sustainability at McKinsey, Isabel Coleman, Deputy Administrator of the US Agency for International Development, Greg Baxter, Managing Director of GIB, USA, and Pete Bovis, Partner and Head of Global Social Impact and Sustainability Kearney also attended the event and Julie Gerdman, CEO of Everstream Analytics, Sven Tor Holster, CEO of Yara, and Dr. Sarah Pantoliano, Acting Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute.

For his part, His Excellency Razan Al Mubarak, Executive Director of the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi, during her participation in the meeting “From COP27 to COP28: Accelerating Regional and Global Climate Action”, emphasized the UAE’s leading role in accelerating climate action in the region and the world through its efforts to support nature conservation. .

She said that the UAE has a major regional and global role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related to climate change and nature conservation, adding that this year’s COP27 meeting on climate change in the Arab Republic Egypt and the COP28 meeting hosted by the UAE The coming year will pave the way for the region and the world to strive to achieve “zero” carbon emissions and build societal resilience to the effects of climate change in the next few years.

She added that achieving these goals and protecting and conserving our natural systems is a fundamental pillar of the government and state agenda, with nature-based solutions essential to building resilience to the effects of climate change. efforts across government, business and society Location is crucial.

In his speech, HE Razan Al Mubarak indicated that the UAE, as the host country of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (28COP), will act as a strong actor, drawing on its experience in climate diplomacy to bridge the principle of “ leave no one behind” for work Including climate that focuses on nature in building resilience.

The meeting focused on the importance of achieving climate neutrality and accelerating initiatives aimed at climate change at global and regional levels by bringing together leaders of climate action in the Middle East and North Africa and a number of global pioneers in the field of environment. to formulate an effective roadmap to achieve climate-resilient growth in preparation for the convening of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP) at its 27th session in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, and the 28th session of the Conference organized by Expo in Dubai.

He also discussed how to build partnerships and collaboration between governments and the business sector to help increase opportunities in the transition to climate neutrality and zero emissions and to protect societies and economies from the worst effects of climate change, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. the region and its consequences for the world.

The meeting was attended by HE Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Andrew Steer, CEO of Bezos Earth Fund, and Jesper Broden, CEO of Enka Group, Netherlands, member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.

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