United Arab Emirates and US Launch Climate Initiative at COP 26, Supported by Israel

US President Joe Biden announced the launch of The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), a new initiative led by the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), at the Conference of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). United Nations on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday.

The new climate initiative, announced during the World Leaders Summit at COP26, is supported by more than 40 NGOs and more than 30 countries around the world, including Israel, which will participate as a government partner.

AIM for Climate will aspire to invest in climate-smart food and agriculture systems initiatives to accelerate climate action around the world.

Biden also announced a $ 4 billion investment in the initiative, as AIM for Climate seeks to drive immediate climate action over the next five years.

“The United States is proud to launch the AIM for Climate initiative together with the United Arab Emirates and more than 80 partners around the world,” said US Presidential Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry. “Innovation can reduce emissions, feed the world’s growing population, and help farmers and ranchers mitigate and adapt to climate change.”

“Investing in climate-smart agricultural innovation is critical to addressing the climate crisis,” added Kerry.

A man walks past an advertisement related to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), where world leaders debate how to tackle climate change on a global scale, near the conference area in Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain , October 30, 2021 (credit: REUTERS). / YVES HERMAN)

Agriculture is a “sector that has been previously overlooked in terms of the opportunities it offers for global climate action,” said UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change and Industry Minister Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber. .

“AIM for Climate is the kind of bold move towards accelerating the transformation of global food systems that we need to eradicate world hunger by 2030,” added UAE Minister for Environment and Climate Change Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri.

Along with Israel, AIM for Climate also has the support of one of the Israeli partners of the Abraham Agreements, Morocco, as well as some of the world’s leading nations such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. It is also supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


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