Egyptian discourse based on shared responsibility towards climate change: Parliament Speaker



Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 02:09 GMT


Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 02:09 GMT

International Congress Center - FILE

International Congress Center - FILE

CAIRO – 15 June 2022: The 8th World Conference of Young Parliamentarians launched in Sharm el-Sheikh Wednesday, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.


Scheduled to be held on two days, the conference will include a total of four interactive sessions attended by young parliamentarians, representatives of civil society organizations and experts. It is held at the International Congress Center. 


In the opening session, Parliament’s Speaker, Hanafi Gabali welcomed the convene of the conference, saying it represents “a forum for the future industry.”


In his speech, Gabali said that the Egyptian state has paid a great attention to climate change issue, which made the Egyptian discourse is based on the principle of shared responsibility to preserve the environment.


The conference is witnessing an extensive participation of parliamentary delegations from more than 60 countries, as well as delegations of international observer organizations. It addresses the issue of climate change from a youth parliamentary point of view, which represents the first time that a country has held a separate parliamentary conference months before hosting the session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27).


This demonstrates a sincere Egyptian will to crystallize an organized and just global effort at all governmental and legislative levels in order to combat climate change and its negative repercussions threatening the capabilities of the entire world.


The conference constitutes a unique dialogue case towards the issue of climate change in all its dimensions and levels, as it is considered the most prominent issue globally and the most threatening to the planet, its resources and capabilities.


The topics of the conference will include the state of climate change and its impact on human rights, parliamentary action to combat climate change, and partnership between civil society and parliamentarians to combat climate change.



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