File- Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP27 President-Designate- press photo
CAIRO – 21 October 2022: Egyptian Foreign Minister and COP27 President Designate and Sameh Shoukry said that the world pledge towards keeping the 1.5°C within sight is “more fragile” than ever as a consequence of the geopolitical situations.
In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Shoukry said: “It’s more fragile, due to impact of the present global situation […] If countries are to backtrack or deviate from their commitments, and their efforts to take care of those agreements and understandings made in Paris and Glasgow, we will likely be on course to have over 2C and perhaps as much as 3.6C, in accordance with the science available.”
With the participation of over 30,000 delegates and greater than 90 heads of state and government, COP 27 will convene in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from Sixth-18th November. Nevertheless, essentially the most difficult challenges that face the international gathering are issues related to a just climate transition and delivering on support pledged for developing countries, said Ambassador Mohamed Nasr, Lead Negotiator and Director General of Climate, Environment and Sustainable Development on the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This 12 months’s international gathering goals to determine legally binding commitments for developed countries to scale back greenhouse gas emissions. Egypt focuses on urgent and priority issues within the African continent, specifically, and in developing countries typically, akin to adaptation and climate finance.