He is set to actively engage in the World Climate Action Summit, a pivotal component of COP28, scheduled for December 1
Dubai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Dubai on Thursday night to participate in the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) Summit. The much-anticipated World Climate Action Summit, a key component of COP28, is scheduled for December 1.
Upon his arrival at Dubai airport, members of the enthusiastic Indian diaspora gathered outside a hotel, singing ‘Saare Jahan Se Achha’ and chanting patriotic slogans, expressing their excitement for the Prime Minister’s presence.
Deeply moved by the warm welcome from the Indian community in Dubai. Their support and enthusiasm is a testament to our vibrant culture and strong bonds. pic.twitter.com/xQC64gcvDJ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 30, 2023
Taking to social media, Mr. Modi shared his anticipation for the COP-28 Summit, emphasizing its goal of contributing to a better planet. He expressed gratitude for the warm welcome from the Indian community in Dubai, acknowledging their support as a testament to the vibrant culture and strong bonds between India and the UAE.
Before departing from Delhi, the Prime Minister underscored the significance of the event being held under the UAE’s Presidency, an essential partner for India in climate action. He highlighted India’s historical commitment to climate action and the prioritization of climate-related issues during its G20 presidency.
During COP28, Mr. Modi is scheduled to participate in the World Climate Action Summit on Friday, held concurrently with the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties on climate. This high-profile event will see the participation of various world leaders discussing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change effectively.
The Prime Minister is also slated to engage in three other high-level side events during the COP28, which spans from November 30 to December 12. In his departure statement, Mr. Modi emphasized the significance of COP28 in reviewing progress under the Paris Agreement and shaping the future course of global climate action.
At the Voice of Global South Summit organized by India, leaders from the Global South emphasized the need for climate action based on principles of equity, climate justice, and common but differentiated responsibilities. The Prime Minister stressed the importance of supporting the efforts of the developing world with adequate climate financing and technology transfer.
Highlighting India’s commitment to climate action, Mr. Modi mentioned achievements in renewable energy, energy efficiency, afforestation, energy conservation, and Mission LiFE. He expressed anticipation for participating in special events, including discussions on climate finance and the green credit initiative.
During his stay in Dubai, Prime Minister Modi is expected to hold bilateral meetings with leaders such as Israeli President Isaac Herzog, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the newly-elected Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu.