Egypt’s Environment Minister attends COP28

Egyptian Minister of the Environment, Yasmine Fouad, Coordinator and Ministerial Envoy of the COP27 Climate Conference, participates in COP28, scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from November 30 to December 12.

The UAE takes over the climate conference presidency from Egypt. The Minister will demonstrate Egyptian efforts of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference during COP28.

Firstly, she will highlight the launch of the National Climate Change Strategy 2050 and the update of the Nationally Determined Contributions.  

Secondly, she will explain how Egypt has advanced its goal of producing 42 percent of renewable energy by 2030, instead of 2035.  

Thirdly, she will present the implementation of the “Novi” program and the investment packages that were offered at the Environmental and Climate Investment Forum. 

As co-leader of the COP28 informal consultations on climate finance and implementation mechanisms with her Canadian counterpart, the Minister of Environment will focus on advancing the issue of climate finance and communicating the voices of states parties, as well as contributing to agreement on the features of the new collective financing goal.

She will also participate in the event on Nature-Based Solutions in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (Persiga) as Chair of the current session of the Convention.

Fouad will also participate in a number of events on linking biodiversity and climate change within the conference, including the event to replicate the Egyptian model of the Eco Egypt campaign to promote eco-tourism, and the ministerial event to link the climate change and biodiversity 2030 frameworks.

In addition to holding a number of bilateral meetings with her counterparts from other countries to enhance joint cooperation at the national and international levels in the environment and climate file.

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