A major stride towards stepping up the Paris agreement will begin Thursday in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, as delegates take stock of countries’ compliance with the ‘Rule Book’ to address the multiple and escalating climate challenges facing the world.
The 28th session UN Climate Change conference (COP28), the world’s only multilateral decision-making forum on climate change is where the world comes together to agree on ways to address the climate crisis, such as limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, helping vulnerable communities adapt to the effects and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
More than 70,000 delegates are expected to attend COP28, including the member states (or Parties) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) including Nigeria. Business leaders, young people, climate scientists, indigenous peoples, journalists, and various other experts and stakeholders are also among the participants.
Source : Guardian