France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are convinced and in agreement about the need to accelerate the transition towards clean energy to combat the escalating risks of global warming, according to French Minister of Commerce, Olivier Beauchamp. He emphasized the significant cooperation between the two countries in the field of carbon-free energy.
The French minister stated that France and the world firmly believe that the UAE will present a successful version of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be hosted by Expo Dubai in November.
In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Beauchamp said, “In the United Arab Emirates and France, we are fully convinced of the need to accelerate the energy transition to confront the accelerating risks of global warming. Furthermore, the natural disasters associated with climate change are also accelerating in many parts of the world.”
He added, “This environmental situation makes us bolder and more determined in our decisions to accelerate the energy transition. That is why the UAE and France are involved in numerous projects in various fields, including hydrogen. The same applies to the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, as it represents the carbon-free energy of the future.”
Regarding the relations between the UAE and the French Republic, Olivier Beauchamp stated that they are strong, and he plans to visit the UAE soon to discuss ways to enhance and elevate economic cooperation between the two countries. He further expressed that the French are highly impressed and fascinated by the UAE, viewing it as a country that provides them with a platform to achieve numerous successes, which benefits tourism and business.