Minister of Environment and Climate Change: Qatar Gives Great Attention to Climate Change Risks

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HE Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, stressed that the State of Qatar gives great attention to the risks of climate change and has spared no effort in supporting the global response to address climate change. The State hosted the eighteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change in 2012, and it also launched the initiative to establish the Global Drylands Alliance, which is one of the international mechanisms aimed at confronting climate change.

In his speech at the twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), in the Scottish city of Glasgow, His Excellency said that the State of Qatar, during the United Nations Summit on Climate Action in September 2019, took the initiative to make a contribution of $100 million to support small island states and least developed countries to deal with climate change. Further than that, Qatar Fund for Development was directed to continue mobilizing support to address climate change and promote green growth in these countries.

 

Source: Government of Qatar