Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Franz Timmermans, Deputy Executive President of the European Commission on Climate Change Issues, in Cairo on Sunday.
The meeting comes within the ongoing preparations for the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will be hosted and chaired by Egypt next November.
Shoukry, the president-designate of the conference, explained that Egypt intends to build on what was achieved during the last session of the conference in Glasgow and the momentum it created to strengthen international efforts to confront climate change, especially with regard to reducing the negative effects of climate change and adapting to it and providing climate finance.
He added that Egypt is adopting an ambitious agenda for the next session of the Conference, which includes raising the nationally determined contributions of countries, with regard to emission reductions and financing for adaptation to the negative effects of climate change, with a special focus on moving from pledges to actual implementation on the ground.
He reiterated Egypt’s adoption of a comprehensive approach that took into account the visions and priorities of the various parties.