Egypt launches official website for COP27 climate change conference

Delaying action on climate change is a luxury the world can no longer afford, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has said in a welcoming statement ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (Cop27). , which will take place in the city of Sharm, on the Red Sea. El Sheikh in November.

The statement was posted on the recently launched official website for the international event which, as it approaches, has become one of the government’s top priorities.

The website includes a promotional video highlighting Egypt’s efforts to implement more sustainable strategies across all its sectors.

An official brochure was also posted on the event’s website, which included statements from Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, who also chairs the Cop27 Higher Committee; Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs and President-designate of Cop27; and Yasmine Fouad, Egyptian Minister of the Environment and Conference Envoy.

Highlighting the progress made by the world in its fight against climate change, the President noted that this year’s conference was being held in Africa which is “one of the regions most affected by the negative impacts of climate change, although ‘she does not contribute to his causes’.

He said that Egypt’s bid to host the conference was very much motivated by the need to raise awareness about the plight of the environment in Africa.

The Egyptian government plans to intensify its efforts to protect a number of natural areas, including the mountainous region of Saint Katherine, which is home to around twenty plant species that exist nowhere else.

Efforts are also underway to put in place mechanisms to ensure that tourism, an essential sector on which Egypt relies heavily for its economic well-being, does not damage the country’s natural areas.

According to the event brochure, efforts to preserve Egyptian waters will also be undertaken, with extensive plans to clean them of plastic waste.

Cooperation between government and the private sector will be key to achieving the event’s goals for Egypt’s environmental future, the brochure says.

The next conference will be held at the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Centre, one of the city’s most important landmarks.

The city was chosen as the venue for Cop27 because of its huge natural spaces, according to its brochure.

“A nature walk in Sharm El Sheikh is a walk for the soul at home; it reminds us of the innate healing characteristics of nature and draws us into a world full of indescribable sensations,” it reads.

The new website also includes a list of accommodations for conference visitors.

Cop27 will take place from November 7 to 18 this year.

Updated: 01 June 2022, 16:09

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