Arab Climate Forum Enhances Environmental Action

The Arab Climate Forum, held in Dubai on 13 and 14 November, marked a significant milestone in the regional approach to climate challenges.

Under the guidance of Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal, President of the Arab Gulf Program for Development, the forum brought together key stakeholders to discuss and devise strategies to combat climate change.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal’s Address

Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal, in his keynote speech, emphasized the urgency and responsibility of addressing climate change.

He highlighted the Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development. The Prize has fostered innovation and development, therefore climate change solutions.

The Prince stressed that confronting climate challenges is not a luxury but a historical responsibility.

It requires a collective effort involving leaders, experts, media, and the public​​.

Alarming Climate Indicators

Prince Abdulaziz highlighted the critical findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s sixth report.

These findings include the vulnerability of over 40% of the global population to climate change, the exposure of one-in-three people to lethal heat stress.

Prince Abdulaziz reviewed the widespread the negative impact of climate change on agricultural productivity.

He also noted that Arab countries are particularly susceptible to these changes​​.

Role of Arab Nations in Climate Change


Despite contributing only 5% to global greenhouse gas emissions, Arab countries face severe climate impacts, including temperature rise, coastal threats, and increased rates of drought and desertification.

Future Directions

The Arab Climate Forum serves as a critical platform for discussing and advancing climate action in the region.

The insights and initiatives presented at the forum, especially those emphasized by leaders like Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal, highlight the urgent need for collaborative efforts in combating climate change and ensuring sustainable development in the Arab world.


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