COP29 To Be Held In Baku Olympic Stadium


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The venue of the 29th session of the Conference of the Partiesto the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP29) has beenannounced, Azernews reports.

COP29 will be held at the Baku Olympic Stadium this year.

Note that Baku Olympic Stadium was constructed in 2015 to meetthe international standards for stadiums set by the Union ofEuropean Football Associations (UEFA), the International Federationof Association Football (FIFA), and the International Associationof Athletics Federations (IAAF).

The largest stadium in Azerbaijan served as the main venue forthe European Games 2015, three group games and a quarterfinal atthe UEFA Euro 2020, Qarabag's Champions League group stage matchesin the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, as well as the 2019 UEFAEuropa League Final.

Recall that Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, will host the 2024UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 29) for the first time inthe region from November 11–22, 2024. The decision was made at theplenary session of COP28 on December 11. Azerbaijan successfullyparticipated in the COP28 held in Abu Dhabi last year.

Azerbaijan will take the opportunity to bring heads of state andgovernments, civil society organisations, business, andinternational institutions together in the South Caucasus todiscuss climate change, measures to accelerate the implementationof the Paris Agreement, and focus on long-term climate strategiesand goals.

It is worth noting that Azerbaijan confirmed its commitment toreduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 35 percent by 2030 andincrease this target by 40 percent by 2050. Fulfilling thecommitments under the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 and activelyworking in this regard are priority issues for the government ofAzerbaijan.

The Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention onClimate Change (UNFCCC) has been held annually since 1995. Theevent aims to assess the progress made in combating climate changearound the world.

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