IEA's Birol Commends 1St High-Level Dialogue On COP29

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 15. Delighted to co-chairwith COP29 President-Designate Mukhtar Babayev the 1st COP29-IEAHigh-Level energy Transition Dialogue, at IEA HQ, said IEA DirectorGeneral Fatih Birol, Trend reports.

“Thank you to energy and climate leaders from around the worldfor the excellent discussion as we work to ensure ambitiousoutcomes in Baku,” he wrote on his page on X.

Azerbaijan will host the 29th session of the conference of theParties to the UN Framework convention on Climate Change (COP29) inNovember this year. The decision was made at the plenary meeting ofCOP28 held in Dubai on December 11 last year. Within two weeks,Baku, having become the center of the world, will host about70,000–80,000 foreign guests.

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is an agreementsigned at the Rio Earth Summit in June 1992 to prevent dangeroushuman interference in the climate system. The acronym COP(Conference of Parties) stands for Conference of Parties, which isthe highest legislative body overseeing the implementation of theFramework Convention on Climate Change.

The parties to the convention are 198 countries. Unless theparties have decided otherwise, COP is held annually. The first COPevent was held in March 1995 in Germany's Berlin, and itssecretariat is located in Bonn.


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