Egypt requested on Thursday an increase in finances from developed countries to address climate change in countries that currently suffer from fires, high temperature and floods.
Egypt is hosting the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh in November.
Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad held a virtual meeting Thursday with Mary Robinson, the former head of the UNHCR and the chairperson of Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights.
They discussed preparations for COP27, especially the importance of increasing adaptation finance for countries suffering from climate change, said a statement from the Egyptian minister.
Fouad said speaking about financing adaptation to climate change would be addressed on Gender Day held during the COP27, and that the keynote speech on this day will be given by the President of the National Council for Women in Egypt.
For her part, Robinson stressed the importance of increasing adaptation finance for countries suffering from climate change in line with the outcomes of COP26 in Glasgow.
She said this should be achieved by 2025.