Egypt looks forward to UK support in COP27 agriculture initiatives: Environment minister

Ahram Online , MENA , Saturday 2 Jul 2022

Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad said on Saturday that Egypt is looking forward to having support of the UK in its agriculture initiative set to be launched during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).

Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad (L) and Lord Goldsmith during a meeting on Saturday 2 July 2, 2022 on the fringe of the 2022 UN Oceans Conference in Lisbon. (Photo: The Egyptian Cabinet)


The impacts of global warming on agriculture will be discussed during COP27, along with the means of adapting to them, Fouad said during her meeting with Lord Goldsmith on the fringe of the 2022 UN Oceans Conference in Lisbon.

Fouad and Goldsmith discussed many environmental topics as well as the preparations for COP27, slated to be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh in November.

The activities of COP27 will include a day on nature and biodiversity, the Egyptian minister added.

For his part, Goldsmith stressed the importance of last year’s Glasgow conference and meeting its promises and recommendations.

Egypt is set to launch presidential initiatives in the spheres of food, water and energy at COP27, Fouad said in previous remarks.

Foud also has noted that Egypt has prepared a concept paper detailing 20 projects on energy and the relationship between water and food as well as mechanisms for providing the needed funding, the minister further noted.

In May, Egypt launched the National Strategy for Climate Change 2050 with the aim of addressing the repercussions of climate change in a way that contributes to improving the quality of life for Egyptians, achieving sustainable development, sustainable economic growth and preserving natural resources and ecosystems.

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