Issue Brief on “UAE and COP 28: A Bold Vision”


The contemporary global scenario grapples with a range of non-traditional security challenges, among which climate change stands out as one of the most significant. The world is at a crucial point in addressing the repercussions of climate change, causing widespread destruction and escalating with each passing day. It also poses a serious risk to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. The destructive effects of climate change have reached a critical juncture, necessitating urgent action by the global community.

The 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), recently held in Dubai, led to a landmark agreement, marking a pivotal shift towards the phase-out of fossil fuels. Following intensive negotiations, the global community forged a historic climate accord, emphasizing the urgency of transitioning away from these carbon-intensive energy sources.

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