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2024 United Nations Climate Change Conference

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2024 United Nations Climate Change Conference
Date11–24 November 2024 (2024-11-11 – 2024-11-24)
LocationBaku, Azerbaijan
Organised byAzerbaijan
ParticipantsUNFCCC member countries
PresidentMukhtar Babayev
Previous event← Dubai 2023
Next eventBelém 2025

The 2024 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which most people call COP29, will be the 29th United Nations Climate Change conference.[1] Mukhtar Babayev will be the president of the conference: he is a government minister and used to work for Azerbaijan's national oil company SOCAR.[1][2]

COP29 climate committee[change | change source]

The conference's committee had 28 people at first, all men. After Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and other people complained, another two men and eleven women were added.[3][4]

Complaints[change | change source]

Some people say that having COP29 in Azerbaijan is a bad thing because the government does bad things to people, like putting journalists in prison.[5][6][7] But other people say that, because lots of foreign people will be looking at Azerbaijan during COP29, the government will be embarrassed about doing bad things to people.[8]

Some people say that the government has damaged its own environment,[9][10] and is just pretending to care. [11] Azerbaijan gets a lot of money by selling oil and gas to other countries.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gayle, Damien (2024-01-05). "Oil industry veteran to lead next round of Cop climate change summit". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2024-01-05.
  2. "Climate change: Former oil executive Mukhtar Babayev to lead COP29 talks in Azerbaijan". 2024-01-05. Retrieved 2024-01-06.
  3. Hughes, Rebecca Ann (2024-01-17). "Azerbaijan's COP29 committee comprises 28 men and no women". Euro News. Retrieved 2024-01-19.
  4. Carrington, Damian (2024-01-19). "Women added to Cop29 climate summit committee after backlash". The Guardian. Retrieved 2024-01-19.
  5. Aghayev, Anna Edgar, Ismi (2023-12-13). "Controversy as COP29 to be held in Azerbaijan". OC Media. Retrieved 2024-01-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. "If Azerbaijan Wants Peace, It Should Share COP29". American Enterprise Institute - AEI. Retrieved 2024-01-19.
  7. "AND IN OTHER NEWS: Azerbaijan Begins "Greenwashing" Through COP29". Civilnet. 2024-01-03.
  8. "If Azerbaijan Wants Peace, It Should Share COP29". American Enterprise Institute - AEI. Retrieved 2024-01-19.
  9. professional, Stephan Pechdimaldji public relations (2023-12-20). "Blood and Oil—How Azerbaijan Greenwashes Its Human Rights Record". Newsweek. Retrieved 2024-01-19.
  10. "Azerbaijan", The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency, 2024-01-17, retrieved 2024-01-19
  11. "Azerbaijan Weaponized Environmentalism for Ethnic Cleansing". TIME. 2023-02-22. Retrieved 2024-01-19.
  12. Harvey, Fiona; Greenfield, Patrick; Carrington, Damian (2023-12-09). "Azerbaijan chosen to host Cop29 after fraught negotiations". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2024-01-19.

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