35,000 worldwide registered to attend COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh so far: Observer NGO

Ahram Online , MENA , Tuesday 30 Aug 2022

About 35,000 worldwide have so far registered on the UN website for COP27, putting the upcoming UN climate change conference in Sharm El-Sheikh on track to possibly become one of the most attended COPs, the Egyptian Earth's Climate for Sustainable Development Foundation (EC4SDF) said on Monday.



Egypt is making around-the-clock prepartions to host the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) from 6-18 November in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai.

Egypt has recently announced the schedule of the event on its official COP27 website.

The website (www.cop27.eg) comprises five sections: Egyptian Presidency, Vision and Mission, Conference, Trip Planning and News.

Those interested in attending the conference can also register on the official COP27 website here.

The number of those who have registered so far on the UN website puts COP27 on track to possibly become one of the most attended UN climate conferences, breaking the previous record of 42,000 participants at COP21 in France in 2015, according to Saber Osman, head of the board of trustees at EC4SDF, an observer non-governmental organisation (NGO) to COP27.

The EC4SDF is home to highly experienced experts in the environmental, climate change and sustainability fields who have worked for more than 20 years in government, international agencies, the private sector, research and academia.

Early in August, the EC4SDF hailed their appointment as an observer NGO to COP27, describing it as a great opportunity to ensure the participation of Egyptian civil society in such important global event.

The EC4SDF has vowed to speak on behalf of the most vulnerable groups in Egypt during COP27 and to highlight success stories of Egyptian youth participating in the Climathon activities across the country.

The Climathon is an initiative launched by the EC4SDF in May in partnership with the European Union to raise awareness about climate action nationwide.

Egypt will host COP27 with ambitions to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and turn the international climate pledges into actions on the ground during the conference.

Egypt has also stressed its keenness to ensure effective NGO participation at COP27, launching a public platform inviting civil society to participate in the preparations to host the conference.

An initiative dubbed “Our Country Hosts the COP27” that was launched in January under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Social Solidarity is pooling the activities of some 500 NGOs and associations in preparation for the conference.

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