This came during a speech at the fifth meeting of the High-Level Dialogue of the Friends of the Paris Agreement held this week in the Chinese capital, Beijing, where he praised China's leading role in global efforts aimed at achieving a responsible, orderly and fair transition in the energy sector.
Al Jaber stressed that in line with the directives of the UAE leadership, the COP28 presidency works to establish consensus among all parties, and to implement the approach of building bridges of communication with the international community, to enhance cooperation and achieve the desired progress in global climate action while ensuring sustainable growth for current and future generations.
Al-Jaber concluded his visit to China, where he met with Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, Zhao Yingmin, China's vice minister of environment, Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate, and Lawrence Tubian, president of the European Climate Foundation and one of the architects of the Paris Agreement.
In his speech, Al-Jaber stressed the need to provide a decisive response to the global outcome to assess progress in implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and said that "the time available to the world to take the necessary actions is short and limited, which requires the development of a clear and detailed action plan that provides the desired response across all the main pillars of the Paris Agreement."
He noted the urgent need to agree on an ambitious plan of action and finalize the adoption of a comprehensive and decisive framework for the Global Goal on Adaptation, the operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund and its financing mechanisms, and the agreement on a fair and equitable methodology for the means of implementation.
Al Jaber reiterated that the world is far from the right track to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, and that the COP28 action plan will be keen to transform the ambitions of the agreement into practical and tangible results, pointing out that the first pillar of the plan is to accelerate the achievement of an orderly, responsible and fair transition in the energy sector.
"China has increased its renewables production capacity to 1000,500 GW and is on track to produce an additional 28 GW of wind and solar power over the next three years, which is largely in line with COP2030's call to triple the production capacity of renewables globally by <>."
"China will also play a vital role in expanding green growth by promoting South-South cooperation through the Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to stimulate investment in green infrastructure in emerging and developing economies," Al Jaber said.
Al-Jaber also stressed the need to activate the Loss and Damage Fund and its financing arrangements during COP28, and renewed his call for donor countries to double adaptation financing by 2025 and replenish the resources of the Green Climate Fund.
He praised China's commitment to "ecological civilization", a set of economic, educational, political, agricultural and other reforms aimed at achieving the concept of sustainability, its keenness to strengthen natural ecosystems and its success in improving its air quality by almost 100 percent since 2015.
The High-Level Dialogue of the Friends of the Paris Agreement is a non-governmental platform for climate action leaders to meet to explore and exchange ideas and views on ways to implement the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The fifth meeting of the dialogue included discussions on specialized topics, including the transition in the energy sector, the transition of industrial sectors towards climate neutrality, the provision of climate finance and the development of its mechanisms.