Egypt is convening a gathering of African ministers of finance, economy and environment in Cairo today, 60 days before the UN Cop27 climate summit.
The meeting is part of the country’s push to frame Cop27 as an “African Cop”, which seeks to address the needs and aspirations of African countries, in addition to ensuring a global move “from pledges to implementation”.
Speaking to The National on the eve of the International Co-operation Forum, which Egypt is also hosting this week, Egypt’s Minister of International Co-operation Rania Al Mashat said “climate action has to be nationally motivated”, and for Egypt, “climate and development come hand in hand”.
“Development projects in Egypt have had climate action at their heart since 2014,” she said.
One example of this is the recently launched programme “NWFE”, a subset of Egypt’s 2050 climate strategy that was announced last July.
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