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Ali Abusna: Egypt continues its efforts to combat climate change

The CEO of the Environmental Affairs Agency, Dr. Ali Abusna, confirmed that climate change, with its risks and challenges, requires cooperation between all countries of the world, and that what was achieved in the Climate Conference (COP 27) is a new beginning for the road map, and the Egyptian presidency of the conference will continue its efforts until the UAE hands over the presidency of the conference ( cop28) next nov.

This came during the participation of Abu Sunna, on behalf of the Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, in the activities of the Oman Conference on Environmental Sustainability, which is being held in Muscat from January 16 to 19, and was inaugurated by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Sultanate of Oman, Dhi Yazan bin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, and in the presence of many personalities. Public and leaders interested in environmental issues from the Arab world.

Abu Sunna pointed out that the COP27 Climate Conference was a collective and national performance worthy of challenges, including organizing the conference in a record period of time, and at an exemplary organizational and logistical level. Conference activities, which led to ease and ease in registering attendance and participation as a positive point that counts for the Egyptian organization.

Abusna added that the pillars of the efforts of the Egyptian presidency of the conference were not the result of the event, but rather its seeds were sown by the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for climate action years ago. The blue zone was established on an area of 50,000 square meters, and the green zone was expanded on an area of 20,000 square meters, as the Egyptian presidency of the conference took into account providing a greater opportunity for informal participation in the conference in that area, which was established under the name “Voice of Humanity”, and was keen to represent community organizations. Civilians in the blue and green areas.

He explained that the conference witnessed great momentum in the negotiating side and an intense discussion among all to reach satisfactory agreements for the various parties to the negotiating axis, especially in the work program for the urgent expansion of ambitious mitigation, and the long-term framework for collectively achieving the goal of global adaptation (GGA), which provides information that can be To help enable and achieve progress, and it will be reviewed before the second global assessment in 2028. One of the most important achievements of the negotiating part of the conference was Article VI of the Paris Agreement and climate financing arrangements, including the announcement of a financing fund to respond to losses and damages associated with the adverse effects of climate change, which is a long-standing goal. He is waiting for developing countries, especially African ones, to be compensated for the losses caused by environmental crises and disasters, provided that the details are elaborated during the next conference 2023, chaired by the UAE, which are important points to support humanity so that it can face the effects of climate change.

The CEO of the Environmental Affairs Agency pointed out that what has been achieved at the regional level highlighted Egypt’s pioneering role in the African continent by activating the African initiative for adaptation launched by President El-Sisi, after the success in obtaining financial support provided by the United States of America and developed countries at a value of $150 million. Hosting the initiative management unit in Cairo, and raising $100 million for the least developed countries (the Least Developed and Island Countries Fund). On the national level, Egypt has succeeded in mobilizing funding for the “Novi” program, in part in implementation of the updated national contributions plan, through international financing organizations, with an amount of about $10. Billions of dollars for the (Nofi, Nofi +) program in the fields of (energy, food and water interconnection), including projects for the transportation sector, and the signing of agreements worth $83 billion to expand new and renewable energy projects. With regard to the international level, the parties took two decisions that were jointly called the “Sharm Implementation Plan.” Sheikh”, they deal with science, energy, mitigation, adaptation, losses and damages, financing, and paths leading to a just transition.



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