In a recent statement, Olivier Becht, the French Minister of Foreign Trade, highlighted the shared vision between France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in accelerating the shift to green energy as a crucial response to the increasing threats posed by climate change.
Becht expressed the collaborative efforts between the two countries in developing low-carbon energy solutions. He also conveyed his confidence in the UAE’s ability to successfully host COP28 at Expo City Dubai in November, emphasizing the global recognition of the country’s leadership in climate change action.
Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Becht emphasized the common belief of both the UAE and France in expediting the transition to green energy to address the escalating risks associated with global warming. He underlined the growing number of natural disasters attributed to climate change as a driving force for more courageous and committed actions.
“The environmental challenges we face motivate us to be more courageous and committed in our actions to accelerate the energy transition. That is why the UAE and France have many joint projects in various fields, including hydrogen and nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, to produce clean energy that is the future of the sector,” Becht stated.
Highlighting the deep-rooted relations between the UAE and France, Becht expressed his intention to visit the UAE soon to explore avenues for enhancing economic cooperation and taking it to new heights. The focus will be on further strengthening bilateral ties and fostering collaboration between the two countries.