The COP28 Summit is underway today in dubai, United Arab Emirates. prime minister Modi has attended this conference. prime minister Modi was allowed to speak at the opening ceremony as a foreign leader. This is considered a special honor bestowed upon him. PM Modi has also attended the UN Global Climate Action Summit before.
Modi addressed the opening session of the conference at 3:30 pm today as the special speaker. Also, Britain's king Charles III, known for his years of work on environmental issues, is expected to address the summit. After this, Kenyan President William Rudo, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and Saudi Arabian prince Mohammed bin salman Al Saud are meeting and talking. Following this, it has been said that some leaders will meet and talk on the second day of the conference.
Calling india a combination of economy and ecology, Modi said that india aims to become a pollution-free country by 2070. The prime minister will spend around 21 hours in dubai today and deliver four speeches. Attends seven bilateral climate-related meetings, two special events.
What is COP28?
Almost every year for nearly three decades, governments around the world have been anticipating a global response to the climate emergency. Under the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), every country in the world is bound by an agreement to "avoid dangerous climate change" and agree to put in place ways to create a clean environment. There are a total of 197 countries under the UNFCCC.