Dubai hosts world leaders at crucial climate summit
The UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai is poised to witness the convergence of prominent world figures, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, European Union leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, among the anticipated 170 global leaders in attendance.
“Scholz aims to promote his international climate club, fostering collaboration among highly ambitious nations in combating global warming,” confirmed sources ahead of the conference.
The formation of Scholz’s climate club, slated to kick off its operations officially during the event, seeks a concerted focus on industrial policy. The 33 current member states are set to deliberate on strategies to curtail greenhouse gas emissions within the industrial sector.
“The discussions will centre on establishing standards and defining ‘green’ industrial products and raw materials, notably steel and cement, aiming to mitigate their adverse impact on the climate,” elaborated insiders familiar with the agenda.
The climate summit is expected to welcome British King Charles III, renowned for his longstanding advocacy in climate initiatives, adding a significant voice to the critical discussions on environmental sustainability.
Amidst the climate talks, the conflicts in the Gaza Strip and Ukraine are slated for spotlight attention. Key speeches are scheduled from Israeli President Isaac Herzog, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, addressing pressing global concerns.
Furthermore, Nigerian President Bola Tinubu is set to present Africa’s perspective, emphasising the continent’s stance on climate action during the conference.