Dubai, December 1, 2023 – In a landmark event at COP-28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE co-hosted a High-level gathering focused on the ‘Green Credits Programme.’ This collaborative initiative, aimed at combating climate change, garnered international attention with the participation of global leaders, including H.E. Mr. Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister of Sweden, H.E. Mr. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique, and H.E. Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council.
The UAE, co-hosting the event with India, emphasized its commitment to environmental sustainability and collective action. President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan highlighted the importance of international cooperation in addressing climate challenges. The Green Credits Programme, conceptualized as a means to incentivize pro-planet actions, involves issuing Green Credits for activities such as plantations on waste/degraded lands and river catchment areas to restore natural ecosystems.
As part of this initiative, a groundbreaking web platform (https://ggci-world.in/) was launched during the event. This platform will serve as a centralized repository of policies and best practices, promoting environmentally friendly actions globally. The UAE’s active involvement in co-hosting the event and supporting the Green Credits Programme underscores its commitment to sustainable development and its role as a key player in the global fight against climate change. The collaboration between India and the UAE reflects a shared vision for a greener and more sustainable future, calling on nations worldwide to join hands in the pursuit of environmental preservation.