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Shoukry: Egypt will spare no effort to confront climate change

Foreign Minister and president-designate of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Summit (COP27) Sameh Shoukry said Egypt would spare no effort to encourage all countries to take concrete and practical action to address climate change.

He added, “We look forward to the Climate Summit being a milestone in the collective and multilateral action. The Climate Summit (COP27) will provide the best conditions to confront climate change.”

He explained that “the pattern that humanity has followed since the beginning of the industrial revolution until this day is no longer sustainable.”

“Everyone will lose if one team thinks it can gain at the expense of another in terms of climate,” he added.

“We will complete the path to implement the goals that were agreed upon at the COP26 summit in Glasgow last year,” Shoukry said.

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On the other hand ,In an article published by Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS) on Thursday 7/4/2022, Shoukry added that Egypt would make the best use of its regional and international weight, as well as its diplomatic expertise to stimulate different states to reach tangible outcome that could contribute to reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change effects, as well as providing the necessary funding for developing countries.

He explained that the climate change’s issue tops the world’s challenges after scientific evidence showed that human activity since the industrial revolution has been and is still causing severe damage to all countries and societies.

Shoukry stressed the need for urgent action by all countries to cut carbon emissions caused by this growing industrial activity.

It is noteworthy The United Nations Climate Summit “COP27”, which will last for two weeks, kicked off on Sunday in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh, after Britain handed over the presidency of the 27th session of the Climate Summit to Egypt.

The Egyptian government worked to decorate the city of Sharm El-Sheikh, where the activities of the United Nations Climate Summit “COP 27” were held, in green, in preparation for receiving 40,000 participants who registered to attend the event, according to official data.

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