Climate: Azerbaijan to host next COP summit in 2024

Azerbaijan and Brazil will host the next UN climate conferences, in 2024 and 2025 respectively, a decision adopted Monday, December 11 in Dubai by COP28

Climate: Azerbaijan to host next COP summit in 2024

Azerbaijan and Brazil will host the next UN climate conferences, in 2024 and 2025 respectively, a decision adopted Monday, December 11 in Dubai by COP28. Azerbaijan, whose economy is heavily dependent on oil and gas exports, like the United Arab Emirates, the country where the current climate negotiations are taking place, will host COP29 from November 11 to 22.

The Caucasus country cleared a major hurdle last week when historic rival Armenia announced it would withdraw its own bid to host the 2024 Climate Conference and support its neighbor's bid at a time when Yerevan and Baku are seeking to improve relations. In September, Azerbaijan retook Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave controlled by Armenians for three decades, after a lightning war.

“We are very grateful for the support of all countries, especially those from the Eastern European Group and the host, the United Arab Emirates,” Azerbaijani Minister of Ecology Mukhtar Babayev said on Saturday. , during a speech in Dubai. We are committed to working inclusively and collaboratively with everyone to ensure that COP29 is a success. »

As for Brazil, one of the world's top ten oil producers, it has offered to host COP30 in the Amazon, which will take place from November 10 to 21, 2025. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has committed to reduce deforestation to zero by 2030 in his country, which he has positioned as a champion in terms of forest protection, while advancing his plan to join OPEC. Lula declared during COP28 that he would ask oil producers to prepare to “reduce” the role of fossil fuels.