Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad Participates in COP28 Climate Conference in UAE

Yasmine Fouad, Egypt’s Minister of the Environment and Coordinator and Ministerial Envoy of the COP27 Climate Conference, is actively involved in the COP28, slated to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from November 30 to December 12.

As the UAE assumes the presidency of the climate conference from Egypt, Minister Fouad will showcase Egypt’s initiatives from the 27th UN Climate Change Conference during COP28.

Key highlights include the launch of Egypt’s National Climate Change Strategy 2050 and the updated Nationally Determined Contributions. Additionally, the minister will elaborate on Egypt’s accelerated efforts to achieve 42 percent renewable energy production by 2030, surpassing the previous target of 2035.

Fouad will present the implementation of the “Novi” program and the investment packages introduced at the Environmental and Climate Investment Forum.

Serving as co-leader of the COP28 informal consultations on climate finance and implementation mechanisms alongside her Canadian counterpart, the Minister of Environment will prioritize advancing climate finance discussions and representing the perspectives of states parties. She will also contribute to defining the new collective financing goal.

Participating in the event on Nature-Based Solutions in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (Persiga) in her capacity as Chair of the current Convention session, Fouad will engage in various discussions on linking biodiversity and climate change. This includes participating in an event to replicate Egypt’s Eco Egypt campaign for eco-tourism promotion and a ministerial event connecting the climate change and biodiversity 2030 frameworks.

Minister Fouad is set to conduct bilateral meetings with counterparts from other countries to strengthen collaborative efforts at both national and international levels in the environment and climate domain.



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