COP27 to address African concerns on climate, fair transition to green economy: Egypt’s FM



Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 11:55 GMT


Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 11:55 GMT

CAIRO – 22 September 2022: The Climate Change Conference of the UN (COP27) will work on addressing the concerns of African countries in the climate field, including the implementation of climate pledges and transition toward green economy, said Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

Shoukry, also president-designate of COP27, made the remarks during the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) in New York on Wednesday held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

During the committee meeting, Shoukry affirmed that COP27 will address the issue of adaptation to climate change and addressing its harms and losses. The conference will also discuss the issue of providing the adequate funding for developing countries, espciallay in Africa, to address climate challenges.

Egypt is preparing to host COP27 between 6 and 18 November and has been keen to build on the success of Glasgow summit (COP26) in a bid to turn climate pledges into actions.

The African country has repeatedly affirmed that it will speak for Africa’s aspirations regarding the climate file, with African countries being the most affected with climate change impacts despite being a small contributor to these effects.

The Egyptian presidency of COP27 will adopt a clear approach to implement the Paris Agreement at an accelerated pace by addressing the gaps and deficiencies in the global system dealing with climate change, Shoukry announce earlier in September.

During the International Cooperation Forum (ICF) 2022 in the Administrative Capital, Shoukry said COP27 will also enhance trust amongst all parties as each state implements the Paris Agreement.

The geopolitical crisis that has resulted from the Russian-Ukrainian conflict includes global soaring prices of energy, food, and interest rates, Shoukry said.

IFC was held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of International Cooperation only a couple of months ahead of COP27 to connect the two conferences as Egypt believes that all institutions, including international financial institutions and multilateral development banks, must cooperate for successful climate action, he added.



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