Baku concludes first day of "The Path to COP29: Sustainable and Resilient Future'" meeting

    POLITICS  19 June 2024 - 18:23

    The inaugural day of the 29th high-level meeting "The Path to COP29: Sustainable and Resilient Future" concluded in Baku.

    According to Report, the day featured three-panel discussions focusing on climate change mitigation, adaptation, resilience, and their effects on water resources, biodiversity, and food security.

    The meeting will resume on June 20 in Baku and proceed on June 21 in Zangilan.

    The COP29 World Climate Action Summit is confirmed to be held in Baku on November 12-13, 2024, as announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.

    The decision comes after the Eastern European Group members, comprising 23 countries, unanimously supported Azerbaijan's candidacy to host COP29. This decision was reached following months of deliberation and negotiations among candidate countries Bulgaria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. The process faced obstacles, including objections from Russia against any EU member hosting the event and a veto deadlock between Armenia and Azerbaijan until recently.

    Armenia's decision to back Azerbaijan's candidacy on December 7, 2023, was pivotal in breaking the impasse. The Eastern European group officially endorsed Azerbaijan during a meeting solidifying Baku's position as the host city for COP29.

    The COP29 World Climate Action Summit in Baku is expected to gather global leaders, experts, and stakeholders to advance international climate policies and initiatives aimed at addressing pressing environmental challenges.

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