Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed on Tuesday the need for international political commitment to achieve further progress in dealing with climate change in a meaningful way, stressing the need to support vulnerable communities affected by this phenomenon.
Speaking at a joint press conference with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock following the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Shoukry reiterated the importance of adapting to climate change by reaching logical solutions to the damage caused in the climate.
Shoukry stressed the need to take into account the social and economic aspects of countries during the confrontation of this phenomenon, stressing the need to use all available opportunities to show the will to face climate change.
“We must actually move through the climate negotiations, that there is no possibility of leaving the least developed countries facing the risks of climate change, and that we must all act based on the principles of the Paris Agreement,” he added.
He pointed out the need to find effective solutions to the problems of climate change, especially in light of the challenges that the world is witnessing now.
Shoukry added that climate change discussions have become an imperative necessity, and we look forward to cooperating with Germany to make the climate conference a success at the COP27, and we must strengthen community action and political will to improve the future and preserve the development goals of humanity.
“We are facing a global crisis today and the risks of returning again to environmental disturbances and food insecurity if it is not resolved, all these results are confirmed by international reports calling for action on the ground without delay in implementation,” he continued.
Shoukry said that there are discussions on how to adapt, and we need to reach concrete results in this matter by 2025, and there are great prospects and aspirations to mitigate the burdens of climate change. “The commitment to confront climate change and the issue of compensation for those affected by climate change is recognized by developed and developing countries, and the international community must cooperate to deal with the damage in the light of available resources,” he stressed.
“We seek a state of balance in dealing with the effects of climate change and maintaining the Sustainable Development Goals in the developing world,” Shoukry added.
The Foreign Minister continued: We seek to achieve significant progress in the issues of confronting climate change and not to leave anyone behind and to take advantage of all available opportunities to show the will to reach a settlement.
For her part, German Foreign Minister Annalina Baerbock said that the world has many hopes for the COP27 climate conference to be hosted by Egypt next November, in order to find solutions to climate change issues.
She continued: “As for financing, there are many countries that can provide aid to cope with climate changes and that have shown their readiness to provide aid and overcome climate problems and the negative climatic effects caused by rising temperatures.”
Baerbock added that we can then provide more financial compensation and the goals that were previously set to reach a good climate equation should be addressed, noting that money alone is not enough to maintain life, Agriculture and all aspects of life. “We are firmly committed to the goal of climate neutrality by 2045, despite the war in Ukraine, but just as the First World War contributed to the intensive use of renewable energies here in Europe and around the world, we will lead the way as an industrial country along with other countries contributing to the use of environmentally friendly energy,” Baerbock added
She pointed out that the issue of climate change has become one of the biggest threats and challenges facing the world now, and the international community must address it and overcome its repercussions.