Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad and the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla reviewed the readiness of the two ministries, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to host the UN’s Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh in November.
During the meeting, Fouad stressed the importance of cooperating between the two ministries before the conference, given that the petroleum sector is one of the important sectors as it includes new and renewable energy sources, which is an important issue to be discussed during the climate change conference.
She noted that there are many successful models that can be presented during the conference after being presented to the Supreme Committee of the COP 27.
Fouad added that the proposed initiatives presented by the petroleum sector will be presented in the preparatory meetings for the conference after reviewing the latest developments of the current national situation of emissions and their impact on climate change.
Moreover, Fouad pointed to the initiative to convert cars to run on natural gas, which can be built on in the coming period to reduce cars that use fossil fuels.
“If we implement a plan on a larger scale to convert cars to run on natural gas, it is certain that this approach will achieve a significant reduction in emissions,” she said.