Sisi urges supporting Africa to face climate change as he chairs roundtable in Brussels



Fri, 18 Feb 2022 - 09:54 GMT


Fri, 18 Feb 2022 - 09:54 GMT

CAIRO – 18 February 2022: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi highlighted the need to support the African continent in facing climate change through providing concessional climate funding.

His remarks were made during a roundtable in Brussels on climate within the framework of the Sixth European Union – African Union Summit.

Sisi stressed that Egypt’s hosting of the next UN climate summit COP27 in November 2022 comes in view of Egypt’s awareness of the seriousness of the challenge posed by climate change.

Egypt will seek to produce the summit with balanced and implementable results to raise the ambition of climate action in terms of reducing emissions and adaptation, Sisi said.

This comes in order to build on the positive results of COP26 in Glasgow and to transform climate pledges into an actual reality, Sisi noted.

The president also stressed the importance of supporting the fair transition of energy in the African continent within the framework of efforts to reduce carbon emissions and support the green transition.

Sisi pointing out in this regard to the importance of the African Renewable Energy Initiative, which was launched by the president on behalf of the African continent in 2015, as an effective framework for mobilizing investments for the renewable energy sector.

He also underscored the need to mobilize the necessary funding to implement the large number of electrical interconnection projects that African countries agreed on in the list of projects of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).

The roundtable witnessed an open dialogue regarding efforts to strengthen the partnership between Europe and Africa within the framework of international climate action.

During the roundtable, the leaders agreed on the importance of intensifying work during the coming period to crystallize a common vision to confront the challenge of climate change, leading to the Sharm El-Sheikh summit at the end of this year.



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