MENA Climate Week


The first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week in Dubai (28-31 March) is shaping up to be a major climate action event for the MENA region. With less than two weeks to the event, ministers and other high-level participants have confirmed they will attend along with key representatives of the UN and other multilateral agencies, cities, regions, the private sector, youth and civil society. High-level participation currently includes UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment HE Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, along with other ministers from 12 countries in the region. Other high-level participants are HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the World Green Economy Organization, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and the High-Level Climate Champions for COP26 and COP27, Nigel Topping and Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin.

The meeting will kick off with a ministerial segment including two round table discussions and one session on each of the three MENACW 2022 themes, opening opportunities to collaborate and advance climate action in the MENA region.

MENACW 2022 discussions will explore a) resilience against climate risks b) the transition to a low-emission economy and c) regional collaboration to solve pressing global challenges. This is a key opportunity to advance implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement and the COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact adopted last November and build momentum towards COP27 in Egypt.