Yasmine Fouad, the Minister of Environment, and Amr Talaat, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, met on Monday to discuss aspects of cooperation between the two ministries to prepare for the upcoming Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27) set to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh next November.
The meeting discussed the requirements that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology will work to meet in the next conference, in terms of using the latest international technologies in this regard, while developing the necessary plans to address any difficulties that may be encountered during the conference, identifying the equipment required to be provided, and the latest advanced mechanisms for participants to safely enter the conference hall.
During the meeting, Fouad praised the fruitful and constructive cooperation between the Ministries of Environment and Communications in a number of important files. They also discussed the cooperation to take place for the Conference as one of the largest global conferences of the United Nations. It will be hosted by Egypt at the end of this year in Sharm El-Sheikh.
The Minister of Environment added that the meeting tackled the coordination mechanism to provide equipment to be used in the conference, in coordination with the agreement secretariat, in terms of using the latest global technologies in this regard.
The Minister of Environment also explained that with regard to the website design of COP27, the hosting country usually has its own website with a distinct design, as well as a mobile application. Additionally, an internal application for visitors can easily be designed, according to the Minister.
On his part, Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, praised the tireless efforts made by the Ministry of Environment to improve and protect the environment in various regions in Egypt, and its keenness to preserve Egypt’s natural wealth. He highlighted referred to the fruitful cooperation between the Ministries of Communications, Information Technology and the Environment in several areas in order to use information and communications technology solutions to preserve the environment and develop policies for the safe disposal of electronic and medical waste, in addition to reviewing the licensing requirements for the construction of mobile towers and stations to ensure that the safety of the environment is not compromised.
He added that the climate change conference that Egypt will host this year is receiving international attention because of its importance. He stressed that the political leadership and the government want to produce this global event in a manner that fits Egypt’s high status. He explained that over the past months, there have been a number of meetings between the Ministries of Communications and Information Technology and the Environment to prepare well for the Conference and agree on the technological support required for the success of this conference.
Talaat indicated that smart systems for communications and information technology will be provided during the conference. Additionally, digitized solutions, including AI, will be available for visitors and participants, starting from registration to the end of the conference.