KUWAIT: The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research announced on Thursday its participation in the 28th United Nations climate conference (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates, with lectures presented by its researchers. KISR, in coordination with the Environment Public Authority, will be present at the pavilion of Kuwait and at the pavilion of the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
The official spokesman and executive director of the marketing and business operations sector at the institute, Abdul Mohsen Al-Haroun, said in a press statement that participation in the conference, which was launched on Thursday, comes to shed light on Kuwait’s efforts and programs to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Al-Haroun added that the Institute, at the request of the International Atomic Energy Agency, participates in the ‘Ship Explorer’ project which the agency places on the list of important research facilities at the regional level. The project will result in a number of regional and international studies related to climate change. He explained that ‘Ship Explorer’ is unique project in the Middle East as it specializes in research and development activities in the field of fisheries and marine environment and is equipped with seven modern laboratories.
He stated that the conference is an opportunity to conduct the first global assessment of the efforts that have been going on over a period of two years to determine the extent of progress made by the concerned governments in implementing climate action plans to confront global warming and other priority environmental issues. He pointed out that Kuwait had previously signed the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement in order to keep pace with global interest in the phenomenon of climate change and limit its repercussions, in addition to participating in global conferences concerned with it. -- KUNA