Azerbaijani Minister and Muslim Council of Elders Secretary-General Prep for COP29


Azerbaijani Minister and Muslim Council of Elders Prep for COP29

The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources announced that a meeting took place between Mohamed Abdelsalam, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, and Mukhtar Babayev, the Azerbaijani Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, to discuss preparations for the upcoming 29th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP29), as reported by Azernews.


Scheduled to take place in Baku this November, COP29 holds significant importance as the hosting of the conference typically rotates among the five regional groups of the UN. With the Eastern European regional group slated to host COP29 in 2024, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Bulgaria submitted their candidacies. Following direct negotiations between the Administration of the President of Azerbaijan and the Office of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Armenia graciously withdrew its candidacy in favor of Azerbaijan, leading to Bulgaria also stepping back.


As a result, on December 9, the Eastern European regional group confirmed Azerbaijan as the designated host for COP29 in 2024. Azerbaijan has actively engaged in combating global climate change by becoming a party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The country has set ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent by 2030 compared to 1990, with a further target of a 40 percent reduction by 2050.


Embracing sustainability, the President of Azerbaijan has designated the liberated lands as a "Green Energy" zone with plans to transform them into "net zero emission" areas by 2050. By prioritizing environmental conservation and sustainable practices, Azerbaijan is poised to make significant contributions towards addressing climate change on a global scale.

Source: azernews

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