CAIRO – 27 October 2022: Egypt is ready to host the world leaders, delegates and climate stakeholders under the banner of "Together for Implementation," said Egyptian Foreign Minister and COP27 President Designate and Sameh Shoukry
The Minister's announcement was stated after he and the Egyptian team were on-ground in Sharm El Sheikh, for final touches ahead of COP27.
With participation of over 30,000 delegates, the COP 27 will convene in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 6th-18th November, when the meetings held with the UNFCCC and Presidency Designate officials to review preparations, the COP 27 communication center said in a statement on Thursday.
Speaking about the conference preparations, Shoukry said: “The Egyptian COP27 Presidency is ready to host the world climate community in Sharm El Sheikh this November. As COP27 Presidency we are doing our utmost to create a conducive environment for successful negotiations and ambitious, credible and concrete outcomes.”
“We will set the scene in which we hope that all state and non-state actors will come together with a collaborative and constructive mindset to deliver on climate action. I’m confident that the international community will rise to the occasion and ensure a successful and impactful COP27. We will continue to urge the international community to take the transformative decisions needed to respond to the gravity of the climate emergency we live.”
The Egyptian authorities are working around the clock to host, on behalf of the African continent, COP 27. This year's international gathering aims to establish legally binding commitments for developed countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Egypt focuses on urgent and priority issues in the African continent, in particular, and in developing countries in general, such as adaptation and climate finance.
Besides the Leaders' summit at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2022 (COP 27) due to be held in Sharm El Sheikh city on November 6-18, six round-tables would be held for the heads of state for more political engagement, said Ambassador Wael Aboulmagd, Special Representative of the COP27 President, in a media briefing on the update on the road to COP27 and the vision for the COP27 Presidency, on Wednesday.