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Cop28 president-designate emphasizes urgency in protecting vulnerable Arctic region

Cop28 President-designate emphasizes the threat facing the Arctic Circle during an international gathering in Iceland.

Cop28 President-designate emphasizes the threat facing the Arctic Circle during an international gathering in Iceland.

Introduction

Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, the President-Designate of Cop28 and the UAE’s Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, as well as Special Envoy on Climate Change, has underscored the enormous challenge the world faces in safeguarding vulnerable areas like the Arctic Circle from the most severe consequences of climate change. 

He made this call for global unity to advance environmental objectives during his keynote address at the opening session of the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The Accelerated Warming of the Arctic

Dr. Al Jaber emphasized that climate change is causing the Arctic to warm at a rate four times faster than the rest of the world. 

This alarming rate of change highlights the pressing need for swift and concerted action.

Leadership of the Arctic Circle

Dr. Al Jaber acknowledged the crucial role played by the Arctic Circle over the past decade in spearheading discussions on the impact of climate change on the delicate Arctic ecosystems. 

He addressed delegates at the Arctic Circle Assembly via video link.

Conclusion

Dr. Sultan Al Jaber’s plea for global unity and immediate action to protect the Arctic from the consequences of climate change is a call to arms for leaders and policymakers worldwide. 

The accelerated warming of the Arctic serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for decisive measures to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect vulnerable regions.

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