Non-state actors play critical role in executing Paris Agreement: Egypt’s UN climate champion on COP27

MENA , Saturday 23 Jul 2022

Egypt's Climate Change Champion for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Mahmoud Mohieldin stressed the important role non-state actors play in activating the global stocktake (GST) of the Paris Agreement.

Mahmoud Mohieldin
Egypt s Climate Change Champion for the COP 27 Mahmoud Mohieldin speaks as part of his participation in the proceedings of the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2022 on Friday, 22 July, 2022. Photo courtesy of Mahmoud Mohieldin Twitter.


The GST is a process for taking stock of the implementation of the Paris Agreement with the aim of assessing the world’s collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the agreement and its long-term goals.

During his participation in the proceedings of the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2022 (LACCW 2022), held from 18-22 July in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Mohieldin said non-state actors could play an active role in narrowing divergent views on climate action and unifying efforts aimed at implementing the Paris Agreement.

"They also could provide viable methodical solutions that meet the needs of each sector contributing to climate action, taking into account the regional and national aspects of climate projects, especially in developing nations," he said.

He noted that there is an ideal opportunity to utilise the GST process to support the implementation of climate projects, following a holistic approach that takes developing nations' needs into account.

Mohieldin also emphasised the need to translate the outcomes of the GST process into clear messages that help relevant ministries and decision-making bodies come up with the best solutions for executing climate projects.

On that score, climate pioneers are committed to holding a successful technical dialogue (TD) as part of the upcoming global climate summit (COP27) set for November in the iconic Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, Mohieldin said.

As for climate finance, Mohieldin said only $35 billion of the $632 billion global climate finance flows in 2019/2020 was dedicated to Latin America and the Caribbean, noting that more effort is still needed to mobilise private climate funds.

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