"Huge impact" of climate change in UAE

Thani-Al-Zayoudi. Photo: UNFCCC

Climate change could have a "huge impact" on the United Arab Emirates, according to a senior negotiator from the Gulf state who is currently attending the COP21 climate talks in Paris.

The UAE, which is a major oil producer, has come to the talks with a series of plans, known as INDCs, which will help to reach the target of reducing global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius.

Cristina Silveiro has been talking to Thani-Al-Zayoudi, the Director of Energy and Climate Change at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

She began by asking him how a rise in temperature could affect his country.

Duration: 5'06"

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