Egypt’s Environment Minister inaugurates Glasgow-Sharm El-Sheikh Action Programme workshop

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Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad inaugurated the third workshop related to the Glasgow-Sharm El-Sheikh Action Programme for the global goal of adaptation, which will be hosted by Egypt over two days. 

Alessandro Fracasiti, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and Amina Shauna, the Minister of Environment, Climate, and Technology of the State of the Maldives attended the inauguration.

The minister welcomed the participants from various countries, praising the efforts of her counterpart from the Maldives in organising and hosting the first workshop to develop a roadmap for action on the global goal of adaptation.

In her speech, Fouad pointed out that the Egyptian presidency of the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP27) is keen to ensure that the upcoming conference prioritises implementation over making more pledges and has prepared a programme that includes a list of initiatives to promote climate action in various fields in cooperation with various development partners.

A number of these initiatives focus on adaptation, solutions, and financing, which are at the heart of human needs in 2022 and the critical conditions the world is witnessing in terms of food and water security challenges.

Therefore, the Egyptian presidency of the conference was keen to work with development partners on an initiative focused on food and adaptation called FAST in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The initiative aims to build capacity and knowledge, devise the most appropriate means of implementation and practices, and establish a dialogue on agricultural food systems’ policies, along with an initiative that focuses on the challenge of water security and water adaptation and creating more momentum on the best technologies that can be used to reduce the effects of climate change on water.

Fouad also drew attention to the I CAN initiative, which was prepared in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and focuses on sustainable food and nutrition systems not only for communities affected by the effects of climate change, but generally relying on low-carbon foods, and changing food practices around the world to sustainable ones.

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