Seoul: The State of Qatar participated in the Global Policy Dialogue on Climate Governance, held in Seoul, South Korea, on the occasion of the Global Green Growth Week organised by the Global Green Growth Institute.
The Director of Policy and Planning Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Khalid Fahad Al Khater, represented Qatar. In a speech delivered during the opening session, Dr. Al Khater reviewed the role of Qatar in climate change, and addressed the outcomes of the Climate Change Conference held in 2012, which resulted in the Doha Climate Gateway, which paved the way for Paris Conference, and bridged the gap between developing and developed countries by reaching a consensus on the issues that were pending at the three conferences preceding the Doha Conference.
He noted that Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, announced Qatar’s contribution of $100m to support small developing island states and the least developed states suffering from climate problems during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September 2019.
The Director said that despite the challenges faced by Qatar since the imposed illegal air and land blockade from the three neighbouring countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council since June 2017, Qatar has not retreated from its international commitments, adding that Qatar is even more emphasising the importance of responsible global partnerships to build a better future for the region and the world. He also noted Qatar’s support for the Global Policy Dialogue Program organised by the Stimson Center on the Global Government Project in the context of the Albright-Gambari Commission Report, and the recommendations on global challenges including justice, security and sustainable development.