“Climate Finance Gap in the MENA”, Keynote Speech at Emirates Environmental Group’s Forum, 24 Feb 2023

1 March, 2023
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Dr. Nasser Saidi was invited as a keynote speaker to a forum called “Bridging the Climate Finance Gap” organised by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), held in Dubai on 24th February 2023.

Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman of Clean Energy Business Council, the Honorary Member of Emirates Environmental Group, delivered the keynote address. Saidi called for climate and net-zero emission commitments to be enshrined in constitutions, making them more difficult to disregard. He stressed the enormous financial needs of countries to address climate change and estimated that Arab countries require US$570 billion by 2030, while only US$34 billion has been allocated to public international climate finance in this region, which is a mere 6 percent of what countries say they need. Saidi highlighted the enormity of the gap that needs to be filled and the urgency to take action.

More details about the event is available at https://www.wam.ae/en/details/1395303134035

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