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Egyptian Gov’t Starts Early Preparations for COP27

Egyptian Gov’t Starts Early Preparations for COP27

Thursday, 25 November, 2021 - 11:30
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 1, 2021.

Egypt has started early preparations to host the COP27 United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2022 in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.

Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad held on Wednesday coordination meetings with several ministers to develop an action plan.

They discussed a number of initiatives and implementation mechanisms, in addition to development projects, based on the national strategy for climate change, Fouad explained.

Finance Minister Mohamed Maait suggested organizing a climate finance day, while Minister of Planning Hala al-Saeed proposed opening a network of research centers for climate change across the country.

Fouad explained the general framework of the 2022 event, noting that it will be divided into various sessions to discuss the agenda of the previous conference, the initiatives taken by the host country and the side events to support these initiatives.

The events, on the sidelines of the COP27, will be held in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the minister stated.

Wednesday's meeting further touched on the possibility of implementing a youth program to agree on ambassadors for climate change.

The ministers agreed on the importance of forming a working group in each ministry to follow up on the implementation of the tasks of the technical, logistical and political subcommittees.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly also decided to form and chair a supreme committee of ministers of environment, finance, planning and international cooperation in preparation for the event.

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