COP28 Leads to Historic Climate Agreement

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) hosted the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) from Nov. 30 to Dec. 13, 2023. Working with the United States (US) and other international partners, the UAE helped bring about a landmark international agreement regarding the world’s approach to climate change.

A Historic Climate Agreement

COP28 included the completion of the first Global Stocktake, a comprehensive assessment of the progress made in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. In response, 198 countries agreed to the historic UAE Consensus, which calls on nations to triple renewable energy and double energy efficiency by 2030, and to transition away from fossil fuels.

The UAE Consensus was a historic agreement by 198 countries at COP28 to take climate action and build a sustainable future.

Before and during the conference, the UAE worked closely with US officials and partners to generate various climate-related successes. Via ongoing public- and private-sector cooperation, such as initiatives like the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) and the Partnership for Accelerating Clean Energy (PACE), the two countries will continue to work together to advance sustainability and renewable energy technologies.

Learn more about how the UAE and US are collaborating on the future of climate action.