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COP28: World Leaders Gather in Copenhagen for Climate Change Talks


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Denmark is set to host a high-level meeting of climate ministers in Copenhagen on March 20-21 focusing on implementing the COP27 outcomes in Sharm el-Sheikh and planning for the COP28 conference in the United Arab Emirates in December, authorities said Monday.

“The Copenhagen Ministerial Climate Conference will bring together climate leaders and ministers from around the world to press for climate action and convene the ambitious COP28. The meeting will focus on securing the implementation of the COP27 outcomes in Sharm El-Sheikh while also setting the path forward towards COP28 in the UAE in December,” read a statement from Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Copenhagen meeting will be the first time since the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly known as COP27, in Egypt that climate ministers and leading political figures meet in person to discuss all issues central to the COP process and agendas for the upcoming conference. COP conference in the United Arab Emirates.

“The current and future presidency of the Conference of the Parties in Egypt and the UAE will host the meeting in the Danish capital with Denmark,” the statement said.

Dan Jorgensen, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, said Denmark is looking forward to hosting the Copenhagen Ministerial Climate Meeting with Egypt and the UAE.

He reiterated the important steps taken on adaptation, loss and damage at COP27, and in light of this progress, the international community must now deliver on its promises from the recent COP conference in Sharm el-Sheikh by ensuring a renewed global focus on reducing emissions and maintaining the goal of reducing global warming. Thermal to 1.5°C (2.7°F) survive.

The creation of a Loss and Damage Fund at the recent COP27 was a major development as the international community finally acceded to the decades-old demands by vulnerable countries seeking compensation from polluting nations through the Loss and Damage Clause.

However, climate experts believe there are still significant voids in the document because it fails to address the payment mechanism and set a timetable for the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. Also absent from the agenda was how to keep the temperature below 1.5°C, and how to align global financial flows with climate goals. The document did not say that global emissions should peak by 2025, roughly three years from now.

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