COP29 Crucial In Planning Aid To Poverty-Stricken Countries - Minister

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 20. COP29 is crucial inplanning aid to poverty-stricken countries, Azerbaijan's Ministerof Ecology and Natural Resources and COP29 president MukhtarBabayev said in an interview with the Associated Press, Trend reports.

"The next Conference of the Parties to the UN FrameworkConvention on Climate Change is crucial for planning aid topoverty-stricken countries," he emphasized.

According to him, Baku is the place where common ground will befound on how rich countries can provide financial assistance topoorer countries, which tend not to play such a big role in warmingbut are the most affected by climate change.

"The conference in Baku should build on last year's successfulagreement to divest from fossil fuels. And this fall's meetingshould help countries come together in 2025 to strengthen plans tolimit greenhouse gas emissions. We need to look at any possibleactions or activities to bring the parties closer together. We seeBaku as a bridge between the developing and developed worlds,"Babayev added.

This November, Azerbaijan will host COP29. This decision wasmade at the COP28 plenary meeting held in Dubai on December 11 lastyear. Baku will become the center of the world and will receiveabout 70–80,000 foreign guests.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is anagreement signed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992to prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system - the Conference of the Parties- is the highest legislativebody overseeing the implementation of the Framework Convention onClimate Change. 198 countries are parties to the Convention. Unlessthe parties agree otherwise, the COP is held annually. The firstCOP event took place in March 1995 in Berlin, and its secretariatis located in Bonn.

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