Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad met with Selwin Charles Hart. Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the Climate Action Team- press photo
CAIRO - 12 September 2021: Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad met with Selwin Charles Hart. Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the Climate Action Team in Cairo to discuss the climate change file, ahead of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) climate conference.
The meeting also discuss Egypt’s proposal of hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2022 (aka COP 27), said the Egyptian Ministry of Environment in a statement on Saturday.
The Egyptian Minister presented Egypt's vision regarding climate change at the local and international levels, the statement said, adding that the meeting tackled also financing and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Fouad stressed the importance of the need to deal with environmental problems and issues with innovative approaches and solutions.
She also stressed the need to discuss, at the upcoming COP26 climate conference, the aspect of linking climate change and biodiversity.
The UN Special Adviser said that his visit to Cairo is important in light of the leading role Egypt plays regionally and globally in the issue of climate change.
He also praised Egypt’s support for the negotiations of climate change, and its work to achieve a balance between finance, adaptation and mitigation measures.