FM Shoukry showcases Egypt’s role in fighting climate change ahead COP27

Ahram Online , Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry showcased on Wednesday Egypt’s role in enhancing climate action and fighting global warming during a virtual climate summit by the US publication Foreign Policy.

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Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry during a virtual climate summit by the US publication Foreign Policy on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

 

The second annual Climate Summit kicked off for two days starting 27 April, comprising high-level programming on pressing issues in the fight against climate change.

“On the heels of COP26, global leaders across government, business, and civil society are looking for collaborative ways to make up for lost time and accelerate the transition to net zero,” Foreign Policy’s event page read.

Shoukry, the president-designate of the 27th session of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), showed how climate action moves from a stage of pledges to action and actual implementation for climate financing.

The FM highlighted the relevant national efforts within the framework of the National Climate Change Strategy 2050.

As the president-designate of COP27, Shoukry stressed his keenness to consult with the various parties concerned with international climate action, including governments, the private sector and civil society, in a way that contributes to the conference's outcomes.

The UN event, which is slated for November in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh, has been garnering international recognition with the aim to push politicians and state actors to take actions on global warming and climate change.

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