UK to announce new pledges to boost global climate action: Sharma to COP27 president



Fri, 11 Nov 2022 - 12:11 GMT


Fri, 11 Nov 2022 - 12:11 GMT

CAIRO – 11 November 2022: President for the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) Alok Sharma said the UK is committed to its previous pledges regarding climate and is determined to announce new commitments that enhance the country’s contribution in the global climate action.

In a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister and COP27 President Sameh Shoukry on Friday on the sidelines of the climate summit, Sharma highlighted the UK keenness to triple the funding allocated for enhancing adaptation efforts by 2025.

Sharma wished success of COP27, affirming that the conference’s success represents a success for all parties concerned with global climate action.

COP26 president was also keen during the meeting to listen to Shoukry’s vision on a number of proposed topics on the conference’s agenda, including mobilizing funding and enhancing adaptation and mitigation efforts as well as addressing loss and damage.

The Egyptian foreign minister also expressed appreciation for the efforts of the previous British COP26 presidency, affirming keenness to
consult with all parties concerned with global climate action to get acquainted with their positions and concerns.

Earlier this week, the British government said it will commit to triple funding for climate adaptation as part of that budget up to £1.5 billion in 2025 from £500 million in 2019.

COP27 kicked off on Sunday and is set to extend until 18 November with a focus on turning climate pledges into commitment, boosting climate action, and ensure that developing countries, especially African ones, receive the funding required for them to fulfill their climate commitments.



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