President Kiir Joins Global Leaders at COP28 to Address Climate Change
President Kiir embarked on a trip to Dubai on Thursday morning to attend the annual United Nations conference on climate change, known as COP28. The conference will bring together world leaders to assess global progress on the Paris Agreement and collaborate on efforts to combat climate change.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramadan Mohamed Abdalla Goc, confirmed that President Kiir will engage in sideline discussions focusing on regional peace and security, including the crisis in Sudan.
This presents an opportunity for the President to contribute to broader discussions on environmental stewardship and sustainable development in the region.
COP28 is a critical milestone in the global fight against climate change, serving as a platform for world leaders to consolidate efforts and accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
As nations strive to align their climate actions and bridge existing gaps in progress, the conference aims to facilitate collective endeavors in protecting vulnerable nations, particularly those in the Global South, from the adverse impacts of climate change.
By attending COP28, President Kiir demonstrates South Sudan’s commitment to addressing climate challenges and actively participating in global climate action initiatives. The conference provides a forum for leaders to collaborate on finding innovative solutions and advancing climate resilience efforts.
As the world faces the urgent need for sustainable development and mitigation strategies, the participation of President Kiir, alongside other global leaders, showcases a collective determination to protect our environment and ensure a sustainable future for all.
South Sudan, with its unique vulnerabilities to climate change, recognizes the importance of international cooperation in tackling this global crisis.
By engaging in COP28, President Kiir and the South Sudanese delegation aim to contribute to the shaping of global climate policies and secure support for climate-related initiatives that will benefit the nation and its people.
As the conference progresses, the world looks to President Kiir and other leaders for their shared commitment to accelerating climate action, reducing emissions, and protecting communities most affected by climate change.
The outcomes of COP28 will shape global efforts to combat climate change and determine the trajectory of environmental sustainability for years to come.