ECO Secretary General Ambassador Khusrav Noziri visited UAE to attend a High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) held on December 9, 2023 in Dubai.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador Noziri expressed concerns over the devastating impacts of climate change that many developing countries, including ECO Member States, continue to experience without any significant role in their creation. Urging the developed countries for fulfilling their financial commitments made in respect of the developing nations, he emphasized that access to clean energy investments and technologies by developing countries must be facilitated on preferential terms.
On formal launching of the Loss and Damage Fund by COP28, Ambassador Noziri welcomed the Fund as a major achievement in supporting and strengthening the global climate change efforts. He believed a proper and just capitalization of the Fund would address worries of the developing countries. Besides, he sought prioritization of desertification as well as sand and dust storm events under this formally approved Fund.
The role of intergovernmental regional organizations can be substantially supportive to fueling global actions on climate change, Ambassador Noziri hoped. He added that enhanced collaboration between ECO and its international partners would further help meet the global targets on environment, unfolding the low-carbon, clean energy, and sustainable development opportunities.