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Azerbaijan hopes for international cooperation with COP29, says negotiator

Azerbaijan is looking forward to international cooperation in tackling climate change under COP29, said Yalchin Rafiyev, Deputy Foreign Minister, COP29 Chief Negotiator.

Yalchin Rafiyev
Yalchin Rafiyev, Deputy Foreign Minister, COP29 Chief Negotiator

He made the remarks on Monday, May 13, 2024, during a workshop on capacity building in the preparation of biennial transparency reports.

“We recognise the interconnected nature of climate challenges and believe that by building cooperation and dialogue on a global scale, we can increase our international resources,” Rafiyev said.

He stressed that COP29 would create and leverage the conditions for dialogue, using Azerbaijan’s strategic location to ensure that the negotiations reflect global perspectives and can lead to a more comprehensive and inclusive outcome.

The 29th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in the Azerbaijani capital Baku in November this year. The decision was made at the COP28 plenary meeting held in Dubai on December 11, 2023. Within two weeks, Baku will become the centre of the world and will host about 70-80 thousand foreign guests.

In a related development, Abdulla Al Hammadi, COP28 Senior Negotiator for Transparency, is in Baku, Azerbaijan, this week for a training workshop hosted by COP29 presidency on building confidence and capacity in the preparation of Biennial Transparency Reports (BTRs).

“Implementation of the UAE Consensus must be built on enabling trust and confidence in climate action. The submission of the first BTR is a cornerstone to ensuring that the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework showcases how Parties are progressing in implementing mitigation, adaptation, and climate finance action to keep 1.5 and global climate resilience within reach. We urge all Parties to make efforts to meet the deadline to submit their first BTR,” COP28 Secretariat said in a post on X.

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