UAE & Arctic Circle Host A Climate Action Meet Within Third Pole Himalayan Region
13 November 2022, SHARM EL SHEIKH (WAM) — The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which is taking place till November 18 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, was accompanied by an open discussion on the “Third Pole Process” hosted by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) in partnership with Arctic Circle.
Lafur Ragnar Grmsson, a former Icelandic president and chairman of the Arctic Circle, Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, the minister for climate change and the environment, and Gulaugur ór órarson, the Icelandic minister for the environment, energy, and climate change and the 2019–2021 chairman of the Arctic Council, participated in the open discussion.
Representatives from the Arctic, the Third Pole-Himalayan Region, and numerous institutions and organisations from other nations were also present.
“The UAE is leading the charge among countries combating the climate crisis. We launched the Third Pole Process, which fosters significant synergies and encourages experience sharing to address the effects of ice shrinkage, to support initiatives targeted at managing the dangers associated with melting glaciers.
The session, which took place during the major annual conference for climate action, brought attention to the effects of climate change on the Third Pole region and gave a global audience information about the upcoming Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum, according to Almheiri.
She pointed out that glacier melting can seriously limit economic growth, cause a greater loss of biodiversity, and disrupt the water cycle.
Governments, scientists, and experts come together as part of the Third Pole Process to increase regional understanding of the difficulties associated .
A succession of Arctic Circle Assemblies in Iceland and Arctic Circle Forums in other nations serve as significant turning points for the Process.
The Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum will take place as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2023. (ADSW). It aims to play a crucial role in the planning of the COP28, the 28th UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in the UAE in 2023.