Yasmine Fouad, Egypt s environment minister and ministerial coordinator and envoy for the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) and Danish Minister of Climate and Energy and Public Utilities Dan Jannik J rgensen during their meeting on Friday 26 August, 2022. Photo courtesy of Egypt s environment ministry Facebook page.
According an environment ministry statement on the meeting, Fouad stressed to Jørgensen that the main goal of COP27 - set to be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh from 6-18 November - was the implementation of the recommendations and priorities proposed by Egypt.
Fouad explained that topics on the list of the Egyptian presidency’s priorities for COP27 include food security, agriculture, water, waste and energy as well as nature and biodiversity.
She added that COP27 will also feature discussions on how the private sector can participate in climate projects, especially in Africa.
The Egyptian minister said that special days have been allocated at COP27 to discuss adaptation financing, as well as the role of the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in combating climate change.
She said that it was important for Egypt to discuss the transformation of energy sources as well as decarbonisation efforts and their finance, especially in the heavy industries like cement production.
From his side, Jørgensen said the latest scientific data shows that global climate change is accelerating.
He underlined the importance of the issues to be raised at the COP27, including curbing the use of fossil fuel and increasing reliance on renewable energy.
On Thursday, Jørgensen met with Egypt's Foreign Minister and President-Designate of COP27 Sameh Shoukry, where they discussed a set of issues relevant to climate action and ongoing preparations for the conference.