COP27 will push for fulfilment of climate pledges: FM tells WEF session

Ahram Online , Monday 23 May 2022

Egypt’s Foreign Minister and President-designate of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry has said that the conference this year will include a number of initiatives to push for the fulfilment of climate pledges.

Sameh Shoukry

Shoukry delivered a speech at the Road to COP27 session during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Monday, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The session discussed partnerships between the private and public sectors in climate action in the Middle East and North Africa.

During his speech, Shoukry said a number of initiatives involving different parties will be launched at COP27, which is scheduled to be held in November in Sharm El-Sheikh city.

The top Egyptian diplomat presented Egypt’s vision regarding COP27, which he said is based on the necessity of pushing for the effective and rapid fulfilment of the climate pledges declared by various countries.

This should take place in a way that maintains the goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, he said, adding that international climate action should be based on the latest scientific facts and data without politicisation.

Shoukry also underscored the need for work between all parties concerned with climate action, including the private sector, which he said plays a vital role in this regard.

Shoukry expressed hope that the coming preparatory meetings ahead of COP27 focus on the issues of climate adaptation and mitigation and climate finance.

Egypt has repeatedly affirmed that it will work through COP27 to enhance international action to handle climate change at all levels, achieve the goals of the Paris agreement, support efforts to reduce emissions and provide funding for developing countries to deal with the phenomenon.

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