Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, has revealed that the UAE will formally sign Conference of Parties (COP) 21 global climate agreement on 22nd April 22, adopted by more than 195 countries at last year’s climate change summit in Paris.
He added that the deal aims to reduce global warming and is expected to replace Kyoto Protocol that ends in 2020.
Al Zeyoudi stressed the importance of the show hosted annually in Dubai, and pointed out that the UAE was a strategic wood re-export centre, thanks to its strategic and logistics location globally. He said the Dubai WoodShow has drawn participations from many countries reflecting their confidence in the market.
Al Zeyoudi made the statement while inaugurating ‘Dubai WoodShow 2016′ on Monday. He noted that more than 250 companies from 42 countries are taking part in the show which targets traders, architects, decision makers from the contracting, environment and other relevant sectors, said the organisers.
He said that the UAE has been financing over 30 renewable energy projects worth US$840 million in 28 emerging countries under an ambitious funding programme launched six years ago.