Seven Abu Dhabi Government entities are part of a delegation led by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment participating in the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Scotland from 31 October to 12 November.
Abu Dhabi is committed to collaborating on practical climate solutions and creating sustainable economic growth, including taking action to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, a legally binding international treaty on climate change.
The UAE delegation includes Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), Emirates Water and Electricity Company, ADNOC and Masdar, and will showcase achievements and the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.
The UAE has bid to host COP28 in Abu Dhabi in 2023, highlighting its climate protection innovations over the past 15 years and its position as a regional leader in the fight against climate change. The UAE was the first country to sign and ratify the Paris Agreement.
The UAE was also the first country in the region to commit to net zero emissions by 2050 and to use zero-emissions nuclear energy. The UAE is the leading country in terms of local and international investments in clean and renewable energy, including hydrogen and solar power.