Loss and damage from climate change key on agenda at COP27: Shoukry tells Group of 77 & China

MENA , Ahram Online , Tuesday 20 Sep 2022

Egypt’s Foreign Minister and President Designate for the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) affirmed that the loss and damage from climate change is a principal issue on the conference’s agenda.

Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry during his meeting with members of the G-77 China in New York on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. Photo : Egyptian Foreign Ministry


Shoukry made his remarks on Monday in New York during a high-level meeting with the Group of 77 & China (G-77) titled “Loss and damage: New and Additional Financing.

The meeting was moderated by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the foreign minister of Pakistan, the current chair of the group.

It was attended by representatives from the European Union (EU), Germany, South Africa, China, and UAE.

According to Bhutto Zardari, the group officially proposed including discussions on loss and damage finance on the agenda of COP27, which is set to be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on 6-18 November.

The Egyptian foreign minister noted that Egypt, as the host of COP27, held unofficial consultations on 10-11 September for convergence of relevant views among the parties concerned.

Shoukry added that he was looking forward to an active engagement from all climate change stakeholders, including the G-77 & China, in dealing with the loss and damage caused by climate change in a way that helps COP27 come up with positive results.

Egypt is a member of the G-77 & China, which is one of the main negotiating blocs in the UN for developing countries to work on boosting their economic and development interests.

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