Mukesh Ambani Joins COP28 Advisory Committee to Address Climate Crisis

COP28 Advisory Committee

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee to the President of the 28th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

About COP28 Advisory Committee

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, has been selected as a member of the COP28 Advisory Council, joining other influential global leaders. This esteemed council includes Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock; Olafur Grimsson, Chairman of Arctic Circle and former President of Iceland; Laurent Fabius, President of COP21 and former Prime Minister of France; Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); and Bob Dudley, Chair of the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) and former CEO of BP.

Among the members of the Advisory Committee to the President of COP28, Mukesh Ambani is the sole representative from India, along with Sunita Narain, Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment.

The COP28 UAE Advisory Committee consists of 31 members from various countries across six continents, encompassing expertise in policy, industry, energy, finance, civil society, youth, and humanitarian action. With 65 percent of its members hailing from the Global South, the committee will provide valuable guidance and advice to the COP Presidency in preparation for COP28 and beyond.

In January 2023, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, was appointed as the COP28 President-Designate by the UNFCCC Secretariat.

About the Conference of Parties (COP)

The Conference of Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It brings together representatives from countries that are parties to the convention to assess progress in dealing with climate change, negotiate agreements, and make decisions on global climate action.

The COP meets annually, with each meeting referred to as a session. During these sessions, delegates discuss and negotiate various aspects of climate change, including setting emissions reduction targets, establishing rules for reporting and verifying emissions, providing financial and technical assistance to developing countries, and addressing other key issues related to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The COP sessions have led to significant agreements, such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. These international treaties aim to address climate change by setting targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions and promoting international cooperation to limit global warming and its impacts.

The COP is a crucial platform for global collaboration and decision-making on climate change, providing an opportunity for countries to come together, share knowledge, and work towards collective solutions to combat this pressing global challenge.

About the Conference of Parties-28 (COP28)

The UAE has been chosen as the host country for the 28th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to take place from November 30, 2023, to December 12, 2023. The event will be held at Dubai Expo City, marking a significant gathering focused on addressing climate change.


Where is the UNFCCC headquarters?

The headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is located in Bonn, Germany. The UNFCCC secretariat, which supports the work of the convention, is based in Bonn and serves as the central coordinating body for climate change-related activities under the UNFCCC.
The choice of Bonn as the headquarters reflects Germany’s commitment to international climate action and provides a central location for facilitating international cooperation and dialogue on climate change issues. The UNFCCC secretariat works closely with member countries, intergovernmental organizations, and other stakeholders to advance the objectives of the convention and support global efforts to address climate change.

Which is the most important COP?

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an important global forum for addressing climate change. Each COP session plays a significant role in advancing international climate action, but some COP sessions are particularly notable due to their outcomes and impact. The importance of a COP can vary depending on various factors, including the progress made, the level of participation, and the significance of decisions taken.
One of the most important COP sessions in recent history was COP21, held in Paris in 2015. It resulted in the adoption of the Paris Agreement, a landmark international treaty aimed at limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Paris Agreement brought together nearly all countries of the world in a collective effort to combat climate change and set the stage for global cooperation on climate action.


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