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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have increased their focus on taking actions to address climate change concerns. However, there is an urgent need to further accelerate decarbonizationi efforts, especially in the region’s power sector, by leveraging its tremendous renewables potential together with its abundant natural gas reserves, while transitioning away from liquid fuels.
Climate change has not only impacted the health of the planet, but of its people as well, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 250,000 additional deaths will be caused every year between 2030 and 2050 from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea, and heat stress.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disrupted all sectors around the world, but it has also threatened to reverse the important gains that have been made in the last decade within the context of gender equality, as the negative impacts of the pandemic were disproportionally felt by women and girls alike.
From frequent floods, storms, extreme heat, natural disasters, and rising carbon dioxide emissions, climate change continues to manifest itself around the globe, impacting the world as we know it and transforming global ecosystems