FM Sameh Shoukry and Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat attending meetins at Davos.
Egypt is scheduled to host the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh this November.
Shoukry, who is also president-designate of the COP27, participated in a WEF session titled ‘The Way to the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties of The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’ on Monday.
The session tackled partnerships between the private and public sectors in the field of climate action in the Middle East and North Africa.
Shoukry is also scheduled to meet a number of high-level officials from different countries participating in the annual event to address the ongoing preparations for Egypt’s hosting of the COP27.
Additionally, the meetings will discuss means of cooperation to enhance global climate action on all levels, especially in terms of implementing adaptive measures and mitigating the negative repercussions of climate change, said Ahmed Hafez — spokesperson for the foreign ministry.
Egypt has affirmed that it will work through its presidency of the COP27 to enhance international action to handle climate change at all levels, achieve the goals of the Paris Accords, support efforts to reduce emissions and provide funding for African and developing countries to deal with the phenomenon.
Egypt launched on Thursday the National Strategy for Climate Change 2050 — five months ahead of the conference — which boasts numerous goals, including bolstering Egypt’s climate change leadership internationally, achieving sustainable development and economic growth, and preserving natural resources and ecosystems.
As per the 2050 strategy, the state seeks to expand its reliance on renewable energy sources, reduce fossil fuel emissions, and adopt sustainable consumption and production models to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from other non-energy-based activities.
The 2022 edition of the WEF is its first in-person annual meeting in more than two years, with leaders scheduled to tackle global issues, including the coronavirus pandemic, the Russian-Ukrainian War, geo-economic shocks, and climate change.
The forum, which is running from 22 to 26 May, is being held under the theme of ‘History at a Turning Point: Government Policies and Business Strategies’. It is hosting 2,500 political, business, civil society, and media leaders.