COP28 President Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber announced on Wednesday that parties to the UN climate summit have agreed on a “historic” climate deal.
“It is an enhanced, balanced but make no mistake, a historic package to accelerate climate action. It is the UAE consensus,” said Al Jaber.
The deal stipulates a slew of measures to cope with climate change regarding adaptation, finance, flexibility, and fossil fuels, among others.
The announcement came after COP28 was extended beyond the official end time of midday Tuesday due to the deadlock over the previous draft text of a final agreement.
Meanwhile, China’s delegate to the COP28 has expressed hope that the conference offers next direction for global climate action.
“COP28 has provided a general direction for the next phase of global climate action,” Zhao Yingmin, head of the Chinese delegation to COP28 and China’s vice minister of ecology and environment, told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Zhao made the remarks while commenting on this year’s UN climate summit held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
He said the first-ever global stocktake of the Paris Agreement during COP28 has further consolidated the general global trend toward a green and low-carbon future.
COP28, has gathered more than 110,000 registered participants from around the globe to discuss and tackle the pressing climate challenge facing humanity.