President of COP21 and Former French Minister for Ecology S gol ne Royal with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry during their meeting on Tuesday 26 July, 2022. Photo courtesy of Egyptian Foreign Ministry Facebook page.
Speaking at the second Africa Solar Energy Forum in Cairo, which is organised by the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Royal praised the country’s efforts to make the COP27 conference a success.
The official noted that climate change badly affects African countries, noting that African women are the most affected by the negative impacts of climate change.
She called for investing in the renewable energy sector in Africa by offering incentive plans, attracting private investments and creating an appropriate environment for integration with the African private sector to increase the use of renewable energy throughout the continent.
Earlier Tuesday, the former French minister for ecology, sustainable development and energy met with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the president-designate of COP27 where they discussed the latest developments concerning the preparation for the conference.