The COP 28 Dubai Summit kicks off today, spotlighting India's pivotal role and challenges in the global climate conference.
India, a leading emitter of greenhouse gases and a developing nation, holds a crucial position at COP 28. Priorities revolve around transitioning away from fossil fuels and securing financial support to achieve renewable energy goals.
Hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) commences on November 30 and runs through December 12, 2023. Anticipating over 70,000 delegates, the summit aims to accelerate the shift to sustainable energy and reduce emissions.
COP 28, shorthand for the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), convenes annually and serves as the primary global forum for climate-related decisions. It boasts near-universal membership among countries worldwide.
Key focal points of COP28 encompass emissions reduction goals, phasing out fossil fuels, financial backing from developed nations, industry-driven solutions, fostering low-carbon innovations, bridging gaps between developed and developing nations, advancements in operationalizing the Paris Agreement Article, reshaping the role of private sector investments, and serving as a platform for addressing broader issues and diplomatic relations.