Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy headed to Morocco on Wednesday to attend preparation meetings for the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22).
Fahmy is leading a delegation of ministers to attend two days of meetings in Marrakech, where the COP22 is expected to take place in November.
He is also expected to give a speech before the Moroccan ministries of foreign affairs and environment in his capacity as the president of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN).
Fahmy discussed earlier in June with the president of COP22, Hakima Al-Haite, preparations for the upcoming COP22 during a Paris meeting that aimed at following up on the outcomes of the previous COP.
During the COP22, countries will prepare to implement the COP21 agreement among other things.
This year’s COP follows the adaption of a historic agreement on climate change in December 2015 during the COP21 and adaption of the UN’s new sustainable development goals (SDGs) in September 2015 for the next 15 years, which included resolutions dealing with climate change as one of the main goals.
The binding agreement stated that countries should limit greenhouse gas emissions “well below” 2C (3.6F) and pursue efforts to limit them to 1.5C, while reviewing progress every five years. A total of $100bn will be invested every year in climate financing for developing countries until 2020, with a commitment to further financing in the future.