On the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Environment Minister Dr. Yasmin Fouad met British Lord Goldsmith to discuss various environmental issues and preparations for the 27th Conference. of the Parties (COP27) on Climate Change in Sharm el-Sheikh.
While building on the success achieved during the Glasgow Conference, the Environment Minister stressed the need to take a different path forward during the upcoming climate conference, noting the aspiration to enlist the support of countries in various initiatives.
The Minister also pointed out that it is necessary to work on benefiting from the results of the Glasgow Conference, Sharm El-Sheikh Conference and the United Nations Ocean Conference. Biodiversity The COP15 Biodiversity Conference to be held next December in Montreal will contribute to the completion of the Post-2020 Biodiversity Roadmap, which Egypt contributed to prepare during the COP14 Conference on Natural Resources in the Light of a Changing Climate.
The Environment Minister expressed Egypt’s willingness to seek the UK’s support in an initiative related to agriculture that will be launched at the next climate conference, explaining that the effects of climate change and temperature increase on agriculture will be discussed on the day designated for agriculture and adaptation. This will be implemented during the next climate conference and today we discuss the forest sector.
During the meeting, the Minister of Environment noted the 2018 initiative by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to link the topics of climate change with biodiversity and desertification, and the upcoming Climate Conference to dedicate one day to nature and biological diversity, related to the effects of climate change on biodiversity. Discuss issues.
For his part, the British Lord Goldsmith emphasized the importance of building on the Glasgow Conference and the importance of carrying out what had been done in relation to forests during the Glasgow Conference. It is one of the most important decisions of the Glasgow Conference and a major commitment to save and restore forests.
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