Egypt PM joins Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi

Ahram Online , Monday 4 Sep 2023

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, leading a high-level delegation to participate in the Africa Climate Summit (ACS) scheduled from 4 to 6 September, according to a cabinet statement.

Mostafa Madbouly.
File Photo: Egypt s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. Egyptian Cabinet


Madbouly will participate in a session on "Stimulating Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World" spanning two days on 5 and 6 September. The session will feature several country leaders, government officials, and leaders of international organizations, the statement added.

The Nairobi meeting, a groundbreaking event, is bringing together leaders from the 54-nation continent to define a shared vision of Africa's green development.

During the first day of the summit, Madbouly is slated to deliver three speeches addressing various aspects of climate action, within the context of Egypt's current presidency of the COP27 climate summit.

Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad and Minister of Irrigation and Land Reclamation Hany Sweilam are also in the Egyptian delegation that arrived in Nairobi on Monday.

The summit, focused on Africa, aims to address the global repercussions and costs of climate change, according to the Ministry of Environment.

The ACS precedes a series of diplomatic gatherings leading up to the November COP28 climate summit in the United Arab Emirates, expected to feature competing visions for the global energy landscape.

The present summit coincides with Africa Climate Week 2023 (ACW) from 4 to 8 September, also hosted by Nairobi.

Climate Week serves as a platform for policymakers, practitioners, businesses, and civil society to discuss climate solutions, challenges, and opportunities across various regions, according to the ACW website.

Minister Fouad noted that the ACS will address various climate issues impacting the African continent, including adaptation, the African perspective on climate financing, and the global climate agenda. It will also outline future plans leading up to the upcoming COP28 climate conference and beyond.

Fouad is scheduled to chair a session on "African Perspectives in Shaping New Directions: A Model for Future Climate Adaptation Financing." The session aims to engage in discussions related to Africa's perspectives on mechanisms for achieving ambitious results in climate adaptation financing at the COP28.

She will also participate in the signing of the Kampala Declaration on Migration, Environment, and Climate Change, which addresses the relationship between environmental conditions, climate change impacts, and patterns of migration and human mobility.

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