Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Tuesday that the first days of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), currently held in Egypt, have witnessed significant international participation.
This came during his speech at the roundtable hosted by Cairo for a high-level group of experts concerned with preparing a report on climate finance.
This came during El-Said’s meeting with Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, to discuss preparations for Youth Day, which will be held within the framework of Egypt's hosting of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 27 next November in Sharm El-Sheikh.
The report indicated that the budget spent until Decent Life's launching in 2021 amounted to LE 100 billion.
Th campaign highlights the country’s international partnerships for sustainable development. It illustrates Egypt’s collaboration with bilateral and multilateral development partners and international financial institutions that fosters multilateralism to push an inclusive, digital and green economy.
To map out SDG progress and achieve Communication for Development goals (C4D), the Ministry of International Cooperation’s SDG mapping activities includes carrying out field visits to Egypt’s different cities and regions, as incorporating the SDGs into local contexts is essential for the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Spokesperson of the Egyptian Presidency Bassam Rady revealed to press Tuesday the topics President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will focus on in his speech Thursday.
The UN COP27 will be an African summit for the developing and middle-income countries, he underlined, pointing to the Western countries' disobedience to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement's outcomes that led to the emergence of severe weather conditions.
The ODA-SDG mapping process incorporates 377 ongoing projects amounting to $25.6 billion, showing the methodologies of work used, and the overlap between projects and SDGs.
The Minister further elaborated that this comes in light of the Ministry of International Cooperation’s doctrine of Economic Diplomacy, through which the Ministry works to develop and strengthen international partnerships to achieve Egypt’s Vision 2030.
Minister Al-Mashat said that the joint program between the Government of Egypt and the UN aims to identify the financing gap of the SDGs, assess the current situation of the financing directed to the global goals, as well as encourage private sector engagement and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to access mechanisms of innovative finance to progress towards the SDGs.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi said that Egypt was very keen to settle the sustainable development goals [SDGs] and to merge it in its development programs and policies in all aspects since a very long time.
Executive Director for Egypt, in the International Monetary Fund [IMF] Mahmoud Mohi al dien said that the United Nations considers Haya Karima National Project as the best application for SDGs around the world the world.
El-Said explained that Egypt's 3rd VNR covers all 17 sustainable development goals, and includes challenges and gaps, as well as achievements and success factors.
Shocks resulting from COVID-19 emphasised urgent need to renew efforts to achieve UN’s SDGs, says Hala El-Said.
Egypt has also endorsed sustainability standards to guarantee transformation to a green economy, she added.
Dr. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development indicated the importance of adopting a participatory approach.
The Minister of International Cooperation clarified that these projects contribute to 13 SDGS.
Several Arab countries, mainly Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Tunisia, presented the most prominent achievements they had made to prepare their respective voluntary national reports.
The protocol was signed in cooperation with the Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund.