UN climate summit to kick off in Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday

Ahram Online , MENA , Saturday 5 Nov 2022

The 27th session of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change Conference (COP27) is set to kick off in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday with the participation of dozens of world leaders, international organizations, and environmental NGOs.

One of the COP27 panels in Sharm El-Sheikh. Photo : Ahram website


The conference’s first day will include a ceremony where president of COP26 Alok Sharma will hand over chairmanship of the conference to COP27 President Designate Sameh Shoukry.

A summit of the world leaders will be held on Monday on Tuesday where heads of state will review their countries’ efforts to combat climate change and its impacts. The world leaders will also discuss climate finance and the outcomes of major climate reports.

More than 120 heads of state have confirmed they will attend the conference and the number is expected to grow, said Egyptian Ambassador Wael Abul-Magd, special representative of the president-designate for COP27, in a press briefing Friday.

According to the COP27 media committee, the COP27 presidency has identified a range of topics focused on enhancing climate action implementation and raising ambitions on a broad range of issues related to climate change.

Several themed days for focused discussions have been designated, which will include side events, panel discussions, and roundtables.

The themed days are Finance Day, Adaptation and Agriculture Day, Water Day, Decarbonization Day, Science Day, Solution Day, Gender Day, Energy Day, Biodiversity Day, Youth and Future Generations Day, and ACE and Civil Society Day.

The summit will run from 6 to 18 November.

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