Ultimate goal of COP 27 is 'implementation': President-Designate



Mon, 15 Aug 2022 - 11:51 GMT


Mon, 15 Aug 2022 - 11:51 GMT

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CAIRO – 15 August 2022: President-Designate of COP 27 Sameh Shokry, who is also Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs, asserted Sunday that the ultimate goal of the coming summit is "implementation."


The minister had noted that, "In Glasgow, we succeeded in concluding the extensive negotiations to operationalize the Paris Agreement. In COP 27, we must set our attention on the full implementation of the agreement and on the delivery of the various commitments and pledges made."




Minister of Environment Yasmin Fouad stated in a phone-in in July that Egypt plans to push for developed countries to fulfill their $100-billion pledge – made in 2009 - to support climate action in developing nations at COP 27 it is hosting next November in Sharm El Sheikh.


Minister Fouad stated earlier this week that registration for the COP27 summit has been open since June 24, and that the number of attendees is expected to range between 25,000-30,000.


Energy, carbon dioxide reduction, women, civil society and youth, water, adaptation, financing will be discussed on the unofficial days of the Cop 27 conference due to convene on November 6- 18, said Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad in comments to Youm7 in June.


A set of initiatives were prepared to be launched at the conference in the areas of agriculture, food security, water, finance and waste, gender equality, and transition Equitable energy, sustainable cities, an ecosystem-based approach and sustainable transport, she added.


Since Egypt was announced to be the host of the upcoming United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27), all state agencies have been working to prepare for the global event, and steps were taken to declare the hosting city, Sharm el-Sheikh, a green city.


The plan to declare Sharm el-Sheikh a green city included a main goal, which is the use of clean energy and encouragement of environmental investment in the areas of preserving the environment, and working on the establishment of a number of projects related to new energy, which was a priority.


All cars and buses in Sharm El Sheikh will operate by electricity, and more than 100 charging points will be established for these vehicles, according to what the Ministry of Environment announced.


Also all hotels in Sharm El-Sheikh will also be powered by solar energy, through the spaces inside each hotel separately, using the net metering system, whereby the solar energy capacities will be increased with this system to reach 1000 megawatts instead of 300 megawatts.



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