New dates for MENA Climate Week 2022 announced | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 14 February 2022 – New dates for the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week, MENACW 2022, have been announced. Originally scheduled to begin in February, the recent increase in Omicron variant cases necessitated the postponement of the in-person meeting. MENACW 2022 is now scheduled to be held March 28-31 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

According to the UAE government, COVID-19 numbers in the country have declined and the UAE is gradually lifting COVID-19 related restrictions to reach full capacity of venues. The last week of March is also a key week, being the last week of EXPO Dubai and will see many other high profile events held in the city.

Participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible by visiting the Registration site for MENACW 2022.

MENACW 2022 is an opportunity for governments, the private sector, cities, indigenous communities, youth and civil society to engage in solutions-focused dialogue, find common ground and collaborate on climate action.

MENACW 2022 is also a key opportunity to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Glasgow Climate Pact adopted at COP26 in November and to continue the regional momentum until COP27 in Egypt.

About MENACW 2022 and Regional Climate Weeks in 2022

MENACW 2022 is organized by the Government of the United Arab Emirates – Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) and the Electricity and Water Authority of Dubai (DEWA). The event is organized in collaboration with key UN partners Climate Change, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Program and the World Bank Group. Partners based in the MENA region include the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the League of Arab States (LAS) Secretariat and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA).

MENACW 2022 is part of the series of Regional Climate Weeks 2022, with meetings scheduled in Latin America and the Caribbean (LACCW 2022), Asia-Pacific (APCW 2022) and Africa (ACW 2022). More details on the full series of Regional Climate Weeks will be available soon.

For media inquiries, contact UN Climate Change at [email protected]
or John Hay at [email protected]

For more information visit MENACW 2022 or www.regionalclimateweeks.org

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #MENAClimateWeek

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