UAE Presents Official COP28 Logo to UNFCCC

UAE Presents Official COP28 Logo to UNFCCC

/ News & Interviews / Wednesday, 18 January 2023 08:24

The COP28 UAE Presidency unveiled its new official logo for the 28th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

The logo’s concept incorporates all inhabitants of “One World.” The spherical design in light and dark green includes a collection of diverse icons, from people and renewable energy technologies to wildlife and nature, encapsulated in one globe. The imagery represents the wealth of humanity’s natural and technological resources and emphasizes the need for innovation across all sectors to drive inclusive and transformational sustainable development.

The design serves as a reminder to global communities to rally behind urgent climate action and embark on an inclusive pathway towards climate action. The visuals underscore the message that COP28 will be a COP for All that bridges the global north and south and includes the public and private sectors, scientists and civil society, women and youth, all of whom are referenced in the iconography.

It will also promote the message that COP28 will be a COP of Action, which raises ambitions and moves from goals to achieving results across mitigation, adaptation, finance, and loss and damage.

The launch was attended by Mohammed Abdullah Al Junaibi, chairman of Federal Protocol and Strategic Narrative Authority (FPSNA); Lt. Gen. Talal Humaid Belhoul, director-general of State Security Department at Dubai Police; Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, commander-in-chief of the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP); Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, under-secretary of the Ministry of Interior; Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former president of Iceland; Dr. Franz Tattenbach, minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica; Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); and Glenn Pearce, director of International Relations and Special Projects at Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation launched the logo.

Referencing the new logo, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, minister of industry and advanced technology, is the president-designate of the 28th Session of the COP 28 said, “We live in one world, a world where we need to collaborate and cooperate like never before to make the transformational progress needed to reach the Paris Agreement. COP28 will be a COP for Action and a COP for all, bringing together the global north and south and leaving no one behind.

“COP28 in the UAE will seek to find global consensus so that we can go further and faster and move from goals to getting it done.”

Earlier in January, the COP28 UAE Presidency announced the appointment of a diverse leadership team that will work closely with the UNFCCC and the COP27 Presidency to champion an inclusive and comprehensive agenda for the global climate summit.

The UAE looks forward to welcoming the world to COP28 and to working together with all stakeholders in pursuit of balanced, ambitious and inclusive outcomes as a hopeful legacy for our future generations.

At the COP27 event in Egypt last year, the idea of a “just transition” in tackling climate change highlighted an agreement for a “loss and damage fund” to be established for vulnerable countries. However, the details of the agreement have yet to be fully defined, but it certainly marked a positive step and a formal recognition of the need to counter the financial burden with those countries that have both the financial means and the carbon footprint.

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