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Uganda’s Delegation Attends Pre-COP 28 In Abu Dhabi, UAE

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By Hason Mutunzi Bwambale

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Uganda’s delegation, led by H.E. Adonia Ayebare, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, is currently participating in the Pre-COP 28 conference held in Abu Dhabi from October 30–31, 2023.

The two-day event, which commenced yesterday, was officially inaugurated by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, President-Designate for COP28 UAE, who called for global unity on climate action. The opening ceremony was followed by a plenary round table and breakout sessions focusing on adaptation, mitigation, and means of implementation.

During the Plenary Roundtable discussion titled “Towards a Transformational Global Stocktake,” H.E. Adonia Ayebare highlighted the interconnectedness of climate action and development, emphasizing that global stocktaking should be the primary objective under adaptation.

He emphasized that it serves not only as a platform for accountability but also for continuous improvement. Furthermore, H.E. Ayebare reaffirmed Uganda’s commitment to collaborate with all stakeholders as it assumes the chairmanship of the G77.

Pre-COP 28 serves as a preparatory meeting for ministers and negotiators ahead of COP 28, set to take place from November 30 to December 12, 2023, in Dubai, UAE. Uganda is among the countries that will host a pavilion during the COP 28 conference, showcasing its efforts and initiatives in tackling climate change.

As the world faces mounting challenges posed by climate change, conferences like Pre-COP 28 and COP 28 provide crucial platforms for nations to come together, share experiences, and forge partnerships to address this global issue. Uganda’s active participation in these events demonstrates its commitment to combat climate change and contribute to global climate action.

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