Egypt accounts for 0.6% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions: Minister



Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - 05:56 GMT


Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - 05:56 GMT

FILE - Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad

FILE - Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad

CAIRO – 26 December 2021: Egypt accounts for only 0.6 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, while Africa accounts for 4 percent only, Minister of Environment Yassmine Fouad said.

Fouad made her remarks during a virtual seminar organized by the Faculty of Economics and Political Science of Cairo University around climate change and its impacts on Egypt.

Egypt was chosen to host the UN Climate Change Conference Summit (COP27) in South Sinai’s Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2022.

At his speech during the UN Climate Change Conference Summit (COP26) in Glasgow last month, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sis said the African continent faces the most negative repercussions and the subsequent economic, social, security and political consequences although it is not responsible for the climate change crisis.

“Nevertheless, the continent is considered a model for serious climate action, as much as its capabilities and the support that it receives allow,” Sisi said.

“Therefore, Egypt calls for the need to provide the African continent with special treatment, especially within the framework of implementing the Paris Agreement, given its special conditions and the challenges it faces,” the president added.

During his speech, Sisi called on the developed countries to fulfill their pledges to provide $100 billion annually to fund climate in the developing countries.

“I would like to emphasize that developing countries’ implementation of their commitments to address climate change is conditioned by the amount of support they receive,” the president said.



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