Egypt is launching the “A decent life for an Africa resilient to climate change” initiative, during the activities of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), according to government statements. Yesterday, the activities of “COP27”, which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh from November 6 to 18, were launched, in the presence of a number of world heads of state, and a wide international participation in the presence of more than 40,000 people representing about 190 countries, and dozens of international and regional organizations.
Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and President-designate of the twenty-seventh session of the Climate Change Conference, called on all parties to assume their responsibilities to address the challenges affecting humans, and to deal collectively to preserve the climate for future generations.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that during the opening session, an item on losses and damages was adopted on the agenda of the conference, given the importance of dealing with this matter transparently, especially in light of what we witnessed during the year of the effects of climate change on millions across the world.
Shoukry said that the time has come to move from negotiations and commitments to a stage in which implementation is a priority. He added that the world does not have the luxury of continuing the approach of attracting efforts to combat climate change, and Egypt plans to work to support and strengthen the confrontation of climate change.
He pointed out that the countries of the African continent are among the countries that suffer from the problems and issues of climate change, although they do not contribute to this problem, stressing that the countries of the continent have expressed their willingness to confront this phenomenon, but they need to support their capabilities.