Egyptian Foreign Minister: We were keen for the COP27 climate conference to produce tangible and balanced results

Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, President of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), delivered a recorded speech.

This was during the climate action session of the Ministerial Conference of the Group of Seventy-Seven and China, held in New York on December 15-16.

During his speech, Shoukry was keen to review the results and outcomes of the Sharm El-Sheikh Conference that enhance the work of the international climate at various levels.

Foremost among them is the “Sharm El-Sheikh Plan for the Implementation of Climate Pledges”, which launched a new phase of climate action in which the focus is on turning pledges into reality on the ground.

Shoukry also indicated that a fund has been set up to finance losses and damages caused by climate change.

And enhancing international efforts to adapt to climate change and mitigate its consequences, in addition to mobilizing climate finance and maintaining global temperature rise rates at 1.5 degrees Celsius, in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

Shoukry added that what was achieved during the COP27 conference proves the feasibility and effectiveness of multilateral action.

He also made it clear that the Egyptian presidency of the conference was keen to produce tangible and balanced results, despite the many challenges the current international context is witnessing on many levels, on top of which are geopolitical tensions and the global energy and food crises, as well as the repercussions of the Corona pandemic.

The Spokesman concluded his remarks by pointing out that the Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted the unprecedented participation in the conference.

which was represented by the presence of more than 120 heads of state and government,

as well as more than 50,000 participants, noting the similar message confirming the political commitment of all parties.

to strengthening the work of the international climate and making it a success. Sharm El-Sheikh Conference.

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