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COP Summit Hosts Unite to Drive Climate Ambitions Forward

The United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, and Brazil, hosts of the upcoming COP climate summits, have joined forces to advocate for more ambitious emissions-reduction targets. Despite political resistance to climate action in certain countries, the three hosts aim to accelerate efforts to curb CO2 emissions and uphold the 1.5 degrees Celsius target outlined in the Paris Agreement.

Spearheaded by the UAE’s COP28 presidency, the tripartite collaboration, known as a “troika,” emphasizes the urgency of keeping global warming within manageable levels. As preparations unfold for COP29 in Azerbaijan and COP30 in Brazil, the focus remains on securing enhanced climate finance for developing nations and strengthening national CO2-cutting pledges to mitigate the escalating threat of climate change.

This unified approach signifies a pivotal moment in global climate diplomacy as nations strive to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis amidst political uncertainties.