UAE to host international climate change conference in 2023

Dubai International Port in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dec. 15, 2018 – Port workers set up screens displaying landmarks in time to the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lakers’ Magic Johnson trading papers with oil giant and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss before the game. The world’s fourth busiest port, in the world’s largest commercial shipping hub in the Middle East, will be next year host to the Cop21 Climate Conference, to be held November 29-December 1, 2020, U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretary-General Patricia Espinosa announced March 7 in Abu Dhabi. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday announced it will host an international climate change conference in 2023.

The UAE official Wam news agency quoted Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash as saying the November 2020 meeting in Dubai will be the 22nd international climate conference, or COP.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared 2023 “a defining year in the Paris Agreement era” at a summit in New York last September.

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