President Joe Biden has extended his appreciation to the United Arab Emirates for organizing a climate change initiative with the United States called “Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate.”
The collaboration aims to double investment in climate-smart agriculture and advance global food system innovation, highlighting the commitment of both nations to address pressing climate challenges.
The culmination of a three-day summit on climate change held in Washington DC on May 8 was the joint collaboration between the US Department of Agriculture and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in organising the event.
Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and several ministers and government officials from several partner countries were in attendance at the summit. In a recorded address to the attendees, President Biden emphasized the crucial role agriculture plays in tackling climate change.
He highlighted the success of the AIM for Climate initiative, which has drawn partners from across the globe to collaborate on solutions that enhance sustainable agricultural innovations.
The UAE and the US have launched a collaborative initiative under the AIM for Climate banner at the summit in Glasgow in 2021. The initiative is expected to invest $13 billion in agricultural innovations that can boost farmers' incomes and protect our planet for future generations who rely on us today.
The Agricultural Innovation for Climate initiative, launched two years ago during COP26 in Glasgow, has expanded to include over 500 governmental and non-governmental organizations worldwide.
Further, the initiative has expanded to include over 500 governmental and non-governmental organizations worldwide.
Mariam Almheiri, the Senior Advisor of the Agricultural Innovation for Climate Initiative, thanked US President Joe Biden for his significant support of the initiative thus far. Agriculture accounts for approximately 33 percent of global carbon emissions, and attaining climate neutrality would only be possible by implementing transformative solutions for agricultural systems. Almheiri described the challenge as a crucial battle that must be won by applying practical solutions, as many lives depend on it.
Kerry praised the initiative's success thus far and noted that agriculture accounts for approximately 33 percent of global carbon emissions. He described it as a crucial battle that must be won by applying practical solutions, as many lives depend on it.
She extended special thanks to US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and his team for their contribution to the success of the initiative in collaboration with the UAE and participating countries, and for demonstrating the world's ability to find practical and innovative solutions to develop agriculture globally.
The United Arab Emirates is gearing up to host the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28, and we are eager to maintain momentum in discussions about developing global agricultural systems.
The transformation of global food systems will be a major topic at the conference, as part of efforts to modernize those systems and make them more responsive to climate challenges, food security, and nutritional concerns worldwide.
COP28 is approaching, and we reaffirm our commitment to addressing climate change and food security issues. Here at GPI, we're working with our partners around the world to discover innovative solutions to these challenges and create a more sustainable and equitable future for all.
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As UAE will be hosting this said COP28 we will look forward to seeing the positive result. And successful result.