The official logo for the United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27)- press photo
CAIRO – 22 October 2022: To make sure the success of the COP 27 Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Egyptian presidency of COP 27 staff and representatives of the UNFCCC held a series of meetings to debate the present geopolitical challenges to the conference leadership.
The meetings, facilitated by the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations (CEMUNE), discussed the “current situation in Ukraine, high energy prices, and predicted economic recession,” said the COP 27 Communication center in an announcement on Friday.
“The role of the COP Presidency is to align and converge multiple views, and facilitate transparent, inclusive, and fruitful discussion, while consistently advocating for more progress, ambition and solidarity,” Egyptian Foreign Minister and COP 27 President Designate Sameh Shoukry was quoted by the statement.
The meetings were also attended by COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, COP26 Lead Negotiator Archie Young, Tomasz Chruszczow (former High Level Climate Champion for COP24), Dr Hakima El Haite (former High Level Climate Champion for COP22), and Kaveh Guilanpour (Former Co-lead Negotiator on Climate Change for the EU).
“Sound substantive and organizational preparation is important to be sure that COP27 leads to essentially the most positive consequence possible. This workshop gathered several experts and resource individuals with extensive experience in climate motion and climate conferences, and allowed for useful sharing of best practices and lessons learned,” said Wael Aboulmagd, COP27 Special Representative
This 12 months’s international gathering goals to ascertain legally binding commitments for developed countries to scale back greenhouse gas emissions. Egypt focuses on urgent and priority issues within the African continent, particularly, and in developing countries normally, reminiscent of adaptation and climate finance.
“Egypt looks forward to constructing on the outputs of Glasgow to set a worldwide goal for adaptation in keeping with the ‘from Glasgow – Sharm El Sheikh’ work program, especially after the completion of the Paris Rulebook,” said the Ministry of Environment in an announcement.