Dubai, 30 November 2023 (TDI): Britain’s King Charles will meet the UAE President, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and female climate leaders to hear about the risks climate change poses to women and girls during his visit to COP 28.
Britain’s royal family asserted, the king will visit Dubai from November 30 to December 1 and also address the opening ceremony.
The upcoming Expo City Dubai will host the 28th Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) from November 30 to December 12.
The king will have the opportunity to meet regional leaders, to support the UK’s efforts to promote peace in the region. Also, to demonstrate His Majesty’s strong interest in bringing together people from different faiths and backgrounds,” the Royal family said.
On Thursday, Charles has scheduled to accompany Sheikh Mohamed at a reception to inaugurate the COP28 Business and Philanthropy Climate Forum. This reception, organized by the COP 28 Presidency in collaboration with the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI).
The COP 28 will witness the presence of esteemed global leaders, including Heads of State and Government, prominent business executives, philanthropists, and leaders of non-governmental organizations.
Charles will meet students and graduates across the Commonwealth on Thursday. Also, would hear about green tech and sustainable innovations. Though, will celebrate entrepreneurial business, and discuss the younger generation’s role in delivering climate and nature solutions.
Later, he will join a Commonwealth and Nature reception hosted jointly by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance (CBA).
In addition, he will engage in discussions with global and Commonwealth indigenous leaders regarding the utilization of both traditional and scientific knowledge in combatting climate and nature crises. This will include a specific focus on addressing the escalating risk of catastrophic wildfires.
Moreover, he will connect with female climate advocates addressing climate change, gaining insights into the challenges faced by women and girls globally. The king will also meet with delegates from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to discuss important matters.
On Friday, December 1, the king will join world leaders at the Opening Ceremony of the World Climate Action Summit at Expo City Dubai. He will join heads of state and heads of government for the ‘family photo’ and deliver an opening address at the summit.