Azerbaijan says 'overall consensus' on Baku hosting COP29
There is an overall consensus that Azerbaijan should host the COP29 U.N. climate summit next year, the country's ecology minister Mukhtar Babayev said on Saturday.
"I'm delighted to announce that there is an overall consensus on the candidacy of Azerbaijan to host COP29," he told the COP28 summit in Dubai.
Nations from the Eastern European region, which is due to host next year's summit, have been deadlocked over the host of the next global gathering to address climate change.
The group did not officially confirm on Saturday its member countries had backed Baku's bid, but Babayev suggested they were on board.