In Brussels today, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, the President of COP28, convened with Wopke Hoekstra, the EU Climate Commissioner and Chief COP28 Negotiator. Both leaders emphatically affirmed their mutual commitment to ensuring that COP28 attains the utmost ambition. In a collaborative statement, they underscored the imperative for COP28 to expedite tangible measures in mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage, and climate finance. Additionally, they stressed the necessity of constructing a thoroughly inclusive COP28, ensuring that no one is excluded from its proceedings. The joint declaration emphasized the urgency of practical actions to address climate challenges comprehensively and underscored the importance of unity in achieving these ambitious goals. The leaders expressed their shared determination to foster a COP28 that not only advances global climate objectives but also prioritizes inclusivity and equitable progress for all.