Egypt’s FM Shoukry makes first post on official COP27 social media account

Jehad El-Sayed, Thursday 4 Aug 2022

Egypt’s Foreign Minister and President-Designate of the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27) Sameh Shoukry made his first post Wednesday on the recently made official social media account for COP27, in which he called for swift action to address climate change.

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Official logo of COP27

 

On Wednesday, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the launch of the official COP27 Facebook page.

“It is incumbent upon us in these uncertain times to act swiftly to ensure that climate action remains on top of the international agenda, and that the current state of affairs is not taken as a pretext to backtrack or renege on previous commitments, especially those related to supporting developing countries,” Shoukry wrote in his first post.

 

On 8 June, Shoukry and the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Patricia Espinosa officially signed the Host Country Agreement for COP27, which will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6-18 November.

The COP27 agreement was signed in the German city of Bonn during Shoukry’s participation in the Bonn Climate Change Conference (56th session of the Subsidiary Bodies) at the World Convention Centre.

Earlier in May, Egypt also launched the official website of COP27, and revealed its official logo that is designed to represent the unique cultural identity of Egypt and Africa, according to the Egyptian foreign ministry.

Egypt has repeatedly highlighted ambitions to build on the Glasgow COP26 outcomes and support global efforts in mitigation and adapting to climate change during the conference.

Egypt has reiterated the need to maintain momentum in climate action to keep the increase in global temperatures under 1.5 degrees Celsius, with COP27 set to primarily focus on urging countries to abide by the Paris Agreement.

In May, Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly launched the National Strategy for Climate Change 2050, which is based on five main pillars to preserve the environment and aims to enhance Egypt’s climate change leadership internationally.

Madbouly said that Egypt will spare no effort through its presidency of COP27 to move from the stage of commitments and pledges declared by the states to actual implementation of quick and tangible measures.

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