UN Hails Preparation Progress For COP29 In Azerbaijan

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 27. Preparations forCOP29 are proceeding very productively, given the short time framefor Azerbaijan, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan VladankaAndreeva said at a conference themed“Education in the Green GrowthAgenda” in Baku today, Trend reports.

"Countries usually have about two years to prepare for this typeof climate conference. In the case of Azerbaijan, the timeframe isquite constrained-roughly ten months. By October, all preparationswill be completed, and what I have seen so far is evidence of theimpressive work done by the COP29 chairing team," she pointedout.

According to her, Azerbaijan plays a very important role byhosting this conference, which has a global scale.

"We need to ensure that the world reaffirms its commitment tolimiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. There are a numberof recommendations that we hope will be agreed upon in November,"she emphasized.

Andreeva mentioned the importance of involving every part ofsociety in the fight against climate change.

"Education is fundamental in these terms, primarily for raisingawareness about climate change measures. We would like to see moreinvestment and cooperation between the economy, private sector,industry, and education sector for their interaction and provisionof a more flexible approach to revising the education system,developing new skills, and creating new curricula," she added.

To note, a conference themed“Education in the Green GrowthAgenda” is being held within the framework of the“Green WorldSolidarity Year” with a joint organization from the Ministry ofScience and Education and the State Agency for Vocational Educationof Azerbaijan.

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 COP-the Conference of the Parties-is the highest legislativebody overseeing the implementation of the Framework Convention onClimate Change. There are 198 countries that are parties to theConvention. Unless the parties agree otherwise, the COP is heldannually. The first COP event took place in March 1995 in Berlin,and its secretariat is located in Bonn.


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