Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry at the Sixth Ministerial Meeting on Climate Work held in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, on May 31, 2022. Press Photo
CAIRO – 31 May 2022: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry, who is also president-designate of COP 27, took part Tuesday in the Sixth Ministerial Meeting on Climate Work held in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.
The meeting was attended by the executive vice-president of the European Union Commission for the Green Deal, Canadian minister of environment and climate change, China's special climate envoy, COP 26 president, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) among ministers of other countries.
The minister delivered a speech, highlighting the salience of implementing climate pledges and Paris Climate Agreement. On that front, Shokry pointed out to the ministerial meeting held on the matter by Egypt, Denmark, and the United Kingdom in Copenhagen earlier this month.
Minister Shokry said that the Copenhagen meeting reflected a political willpower among all parties to turn the pledges into a reality.
The minister further stressed the necessity of reinforcing international climate work, particularly in the realms of adaptation, emission reduction, assessment of losses and damages, and securing climate funding.
In that context, Shokry said that Egypt aims to build on the momentum engendered by COP 26 by pushing forward climate work at COP 27 it is hosting in Sharm El Sheikh on November 7-18.
Shokry concluded by affirming that Egypt is communicating with the states, governments, private enterprises, financial institutions, NGOs, think-tanks, and academics taking part in COP 27 to ensure the issuance of balanced outcomes.