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COP 29: Azerbaijan’s Level of Preparedness Received Positive Assessment from UN

The Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Chairman of the COP 29 Organizing Committee Samir Nuriyev, has revealed that the UN has commended the level of preparedness to host the annual world climate conference.

Nuriyev highlighted Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev’s delineation of key directions and framework for the COP29 Chairmanship agenda during discussions at the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council meeting and an interview with “Euronews” TV channel.

Addressing concerns about countries rich in oil and natural gas, Nuriyev stressed the importance of evaluating their environmental contributions fairly.

He noted Azerbaijan’s recent commitment to the “Global Methane Pledge,” aimed at reducing methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2020.

In an effort to ensure inclusivity, Nuriyev mentioned the expansion of the Organizing Committee to include Members of Parliament and civil society representatives, following the directive of the head of state.

Highlighting Azerbaijan’s approved Action Plan to declare 2024 as the “Green World Solidarity Year” and the ongoing preparation of the Action Plan for COP29, Nuriyev emphasized the importance of aligning both plans.

He underscored Azerbaijan’s capacity to serve as a bridge between the Global South and Global North, drawing from its successful chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement and active participation in other international organizations.

He pledged Azerbaijan’s commitment to fostering global solidarity and consensus at COP29.

Nuriyev also commended the establishment of the “Troika” mechanism involving the United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, and Brazil regarding COP, viewing it as a positive step towards enhancing cooperation and coordination.

By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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