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Abu Dhabi Ascent

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Minister of State and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change, of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, hosted a high-level meeting on 4-5 May to generate momentum for concrete actions to be taken at the Climate Summit.

The special two-day meeting, called the “Abu Dhabi Ascent” after its host city, brought together 1,000 participants, including 1,000 Government ministers, business, finance and civil society leaders, who discussed a range of new and existing initiatives and partnerships to tackle climate change in their countries.




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