Egypt petroleum minister, AmCham delegation coordinate efforts ahead of COP27

MENA , Wednesday 21 Sep 2022

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla met on Wednesday with a delegation of the Petroleum and Gas Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo (AmCham) to discuss the participation of the petroleum sector in the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27).

Minister Tarek Molla
Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla. Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Cabinet


The petroleum sector is planning to take part in activities about reducing carbon emissions that are on the agenda of the COP27, which will be held in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh from 6-18 November.

The meeting was attended by CEO of AmCham Egypt Sylvia Menassa and representatives of American companies operating in Egypt, a statement by the petroleum ministry read.

Egypt is the first country to allow petroleum firms to take part in the international climate summit to give them a chance to review their plans to improve the environment and reduce emissions using advanced technologies, El-Molla added.

COP27 is an opportunity for petroleum companies to showcase their efforts to achieve environmental sustainability and reduce carbon emissions, he noted.

The international firms operating in Egypt are acting in cooperation with the petroleum sector to implement initiatives and projects meant to reduce emissions and reach carbon neutrality, El-Molla said.

He stressed the need to coordinate efforts between the petroleum sector and American companies to be able to secure the finances and technologies needed to implement these projects.

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