Cooperation with the United States is central to the UAE’s climate plan. The UAE and US together are spearheading the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), a joint initiative officially launched at COP26 with a growing coalition of support from 40 countries and over 130 non-government partners. AIM for Climate has already raised $4 billion of increased investment and has set a goal of doubling that investment to $8 billion by November 2022, to accelerate innovation for climate-smart agriculture and food systems over the next five years.
In November 2022, the UAE and US launched the UAE-US Partnership for Accelerating Clean Energy (PACE), which will mobilize $100 billion and deploy 100 new gigawatts (GW) of clean energy in the US, UAE and emerging economies around the world by 2035. The initiative represents a shared commitment by two major energy producers to a responsible and ambitious energy transition.
In addition to these initiatives, regular government-to-government coordination advances shared priorities on climate action. US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has traveled several times to the UAE to engage with UAE officials, including Special Envoy for Climate Change HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, and highlighted the UAE’s climate leadership. Following bilateral discussions, the UAE and US are committed to accelerating green growth and sustainable development
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