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Newly elected leaders to be held to same climate obligations, says Cop29 chief

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🗞️ Driving the news: Mukhtar Babayev, Azerbaijan's minister for ecology and natural resources and the president-designate of Cop29, emphasizes the importance of re-establishing trust between developed and developing nations for achieving climate goals
• He highlights Azerbaijan's efforts in transitioning to renewable energy and its role in bridging the gap between the global north and south

🔭 The context: The Cop29 presidency aims to ensure continuity and implementation of climate agreements, moving beyond grand announcements to actual progress
• This includes initiatives like the Cop Presidencies Troika and Azerbaijan's commitment to renewable energy projects and reducing methane emissions

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Azerbaijan's leadership in Cop29 is pivotal for addressing the urgent need for green technology transfer and funding to developing countries, and for ensuring that climate finance promises are fulfilled
• Their efforts in transitioning to a renewable energy economy set an example for global energy transformation

⏭️ What's next: The Cop29 presidency under Azerbaijan is expected to act as a bridge for cooperation and trust-building between developed and developing countries, aiming to accelerate efforts to meet the 1.5C climate goal
• The establishment of a new climate finance goal and unlocking funds for needy nations are crucial steps ahead

💬 One quote: "If that relationship of trust is not repaired, there is the danger of retrenching rather than accelerating efforts to keep 1.5C in reach." - Mukhtar Babayev

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