Minister Yasmine Fouad speaking on climate action in Bali on Wednesday 31 August 2022. Cabinet
Fouad's participation in the climate ministers meeting in the JECMM meeting in Indonesia comes as Egypt is making round-the-clock preparations to host the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) from 6-18 November in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh.
Fouad, the ministerial coordinator and envoy for COP27, said the climate ministers meeting in Bali represents a good opportunity for the participating countries to discuss urgent actions to confront climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, desertification, and land degradation.
The meeting is set to discuss means to provide support to achieve sustainable recovery, as well as ways to strengthen both land-based and sea-based actions and resource mobilisation in order to protect the environment and achieve climate objectives, according to a statement released by the environment ministry.
Egypt has recently announced the schedule of events at the Sharm El-Sheikh conference on the official COP27 website. The website - www.cop27.eg - comprises five sections: Egyptian Presidency, Vision and Mission, Conference, Trip Planning, and News.
With less than nine weeks before COP27, the number of 35,000 worldwide who have registered on the UN website so far to attend the conference in Sharm El-Sheikh puts COP27 on track to possibly become one of the most attended UN climate conferences.
Those interested in attending COP27 can register here.
Egypt has stressed its keenness to ensure effective NGO participation at COP27, launching a public platform that encourages civil society groups to participate in the preparations for the event.