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Environment Minister discusses prospects of COP27 declaration with Swedish counterpart

Saturday، 19 November 2022 - 10:21 PM

Minister of Environment and Ministerial Coordinator and Envoy for the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Yasmine Fouad and her Swedish counterpart Annika Strandhäll reviewed cooperation for promoting biodiversity conservation.

During their meeting Saturday 19/11/2022  on the margins of COP27 in the seaside resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, the ministers also discussed expected outcomes of the ongoing global climate summit, which was supposed to wrap up its work on yesterday, but has been extended for one day in an effort to break the deadlock over key issues.

The two sides also discussed expected outcomes of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal next month.

As the host of the previous UN Biodiversity Conference (COP14) in 2018, Egypt is keen on playing an active role in the upcoming summit, Fouad said, underscoring the need for coordination to adopt a post-2020 roadmap for biodiversity.

She said that Egypt had dedicated an entire day for biodiversity among the COP27 thematic days, to highlight the link between climate change and biodiversity ahead of COP15.

In partnership with some countries including: the USA, Japan, Germany, Malawi and Pakistan, Egypt has also launched the 'Enhancing Nature-based Solutions for Climate Transformation' or (ENACT) initiative and will coordinate global efforts to address climate change, land and ecosystem degradation, and biodiversity loss through Nature-based Solutions (NbS), Fouad pointed out.

Meanwhile, Strandhäll said her country looks forward to effective results at both climate events, while building on Sweden's longstanding cooperation with Egypt on biodiversity issues, hoping that COP27 will end up with a bold declaration and outcomes that would help give a stronger push to the global climate agenda, especially with regard to climate change loss and damage mitigation.


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