Cairo – Mubasher: Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, climate pioneer for the Egyptian presidency of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP27, stressed that current crises such as the “Corona” crisis and the war in Ukraine should not be called for failure to justify sustainable development projects, including projects. He explained that the world was far from sustainable development paths and combating climate change even before these crises occurred, as there were restrictions on trade and debt-related problems.
In his speech at the conference “Towards the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) and beyond”, which began on Monday, Mohieldin believes that climate change can bring the world together despite its economic problems, and that joint action has no alternative.In addressing the climate problem, this crisis may be part of the solution to problems in the world.
Mohieldin said the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27, which will host Egypt next November, should give Africa the appropriate space to do so as it could play an important role in resolving the crisis, as the summit represents an opportunity to address the highlighting special circumstances and needs of Africa.
Mohieldin added that Africa needs to find a balance between addressing the phenomenon of climate change and achieving growth for the continent’s economies to overcome the problems of food insecurity and poverty, as well as achieving sustainable development goals.
He stressed that the brown continent is determined to demonstrate its leadership in climate action by making an effective contribution to relevant international efforts, its role in facilitating climate action and the mobilization of efforts in this regard on a large scale, and its vision of a just and sustainable future for its people and the people of the whole world.
Dr. Mohieldin explained that Africa is most affected by this crisis, and is a victim of global emissions, and that although the African continent has historically had a small share of greenhouse gas emissions, it is significantly affected by climate change as it is responsible for only 3% of global carbon emissions, while Russia alone contributes 4%, India 8%, the United States 16% and China 30%.
Dr. Mohieldin explained that African countries are interested in continuing adaptation measures on a par with mitigation measures, and in improving climate action capabilities through the participation of all parties in society, and explaining that the continent has an abundance of natural capital such as land, forests and oceans, enabling it to attract investment with the need to rely on environmentally friendly technologies, making it an important part of the solution.
Mohieldin stressed that Africa had seen a transformation in the field of renewable energy, referring in this regard to the Benban solar energy complex in the Aswan governor in Egypt, which is described as the largest solar power plant in the world, and that there countries is. which has taken important steps in the issue of energy, renewable.
Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin pointed out that the empowerment policies drawn up jointly between governments and various business sectors will help increase the flow of capital and thus increase the profits of companies and businesses that are the first to bring about this transformation into a green economy to bring about. which means that the actions that companies and businesses in Africa will take to curb the climate crisis will benefit them by meeting the needs of their beneficiaries, as well as achieving growth in a flexible way based on work to reduce carbon emissions .
Mohieldin stressed that economic growth is linked to the need to work to reduce carbon and reduce its damage, explaining that sustainable development is the only long-term solution to implement low-carbon work strategies in key areas of work such as agriculture, infrastructure and communications. create. , which is undergoing a strong growth phase, and notes that efforts to address the challenges of climate change must come within the framework of the trend towards comprehensive sustainable development.
And he indicated that the meetings of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 represent a two-week window, and the agenda is rich in events, but most importantly, that it works throughout the year to transform your business systems into environmentally friendly systems, with expressing its ambition that the conference will represent a milestone in this crucial decade on the issue of climate, with an ambitious, urgent and impactful transformation agenda on climate action.
He pointed out that in the light of the objectives and objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as the Paris Agreement, and based on the outcomes of previous climate change conferences, the Sharm el-Sheikh Conference would focus on the actual implementation of climate action, the transformation of commitments into actions, and the translation of the promises of previous climate summits and conferences into actionable solutions on the ground.
Dr. Mohieldin warned of the effects of climate change, citing reports issued in recent months by the relevant institutions as well as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which
She explained that emissions were supposed to be reduced by 45% by 2030, but what actually happened was that emissions increased by 14% and reached the target reduction of about 60%.
Dr Mohieldin explained that the issues of adaptation, mitigation, financing and all issues related to climate change losses and damage are among the priorities of the forthcoming climate summit, and stressed the need to accelerate the pace of climate change adaptation measures.
Dr. Mohieldin stressed the need to integrate finance and innovation issues into the future of climate finance.
Today, Monday, the work of the conference “Towards the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) and beyond”, organized by the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies in collaboration with the Commercial International Bank, and its activities will continue over two days, in the presence of a group of experts and specialists from Egypt and a number of countries.
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