Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of the Environment, said that there are many points of contention between countries in the negotiations of the global framework for biodiversity, which is currently holding its 15th conference in Canada, including sustainable land use, nature-based solutions, the entrance to ecosystems, and also the goal of reducing risks. And the use of pesticides is 50%.
Egypt is keen to advance the goal of nature-based solutions
During her meeting with the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Therese Coffey, as part of her series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the COP15 Convention on Biological Diversity in Canada, the Minister of the Environment indicated Egypt’s keenness to achieve progress in the goal of nature-based solutions and the system-based approach. Environmental, as part of Egypt’s interest in linking climate and biodiversity, which prompted it to allocate a full day during its presidency of the COP27 climate conference on biodiversity to provide an opportunity to gather those interested in the two fields, launch a global initiative in cooperation with Germany on nature-based solutions ENACT, and mobilize some green investments in this field. , to pave the way for a proposal to discuss this matter at the COP15 Biodiversity Conference in Montreal.
For her part, the British Minister of the Environment stressed the importance of reaching consensus among countries on points of contention, especially with regard to financing mechanisms, which would give more confidence to donor countries in placing more funds for biodiversity, praising the Egyptian-Canadian role in leading the consultations of the global framework for biodiversity.
Compatibility to find common ground
Dr. Yasmine Fouad expressed her hope to reach consensus to find common ground between countries to start from for the benefit of the planet, stressing that Egypt faced this challenge during its presidency of the previous COP14 Conference on Biological Diversity, and did not hesitate to reach the required consensus, stressing the importance of consensus on the special part. Funding, both in terms of the amount of funding and the framework governing it, ensuring access to it, and achieving justice and equality among countries in making funding available.