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COP28: Abdullahi joins other world leaders for climate ministerial meeting in Denmark

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, has joined other world leaders on Monday to attend a meeting for ministers on the outcome of COP27.

The Copenhagen Climate Ministerial (CCM) will focus on securing the implementation of the results of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, while also setting the course towards COP28 in the UAE in December.

COP27 President and Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, said: “I am very pleased to co-lead, once again, the CCM. During last year’s first edition, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jørgensen, and the Danish government provided a dynamic and constructive platform for ministerial climate conversations. I am looking forward to a most successful second edition.

“This year, the CCM represents an opportuned occasion, being the first high-level climate forum since COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, to reflect and take stock on the instrumental breakthroughs as well as key achievements and progress that came out of the implementation of COP and outlined at the Sharm El Sheikh Implementation Plan.”

“It is also an opportunity to renew commitments and chart the course for more progress towards and during COP28 in the UAE. In that context, I continue to urge more climate action, advocate against backsliding or backtracking, and to maintain the focus on action and concrete results.”

CCM will be the first time since COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh that ministers of climate and prominent political figures will meet in person to discuss all central issues to the COP process. The current Egyptian COP-president will share the chairmanship of the meeting with the incoming COP-president, Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, of UAE. The Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Simon Stiell, will also be attending.

The two-day ministerial meeting will involve plenary and breakout sessions on climate adaptation, finance, loss and damage, mitigation, as well as ‘Global Stocktake’, which will take place at COP28.

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