Sisi Highlights Unprecedented Energy, Food Crises

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  • Date: 23-Sep-2022
  • Source: Asharq AL-awsat
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Country: Egypt
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Sisi Highlights Unprecedented Energy, Food Crises

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi renewed calls on developed countries to fulfill their financial pledges to be able to address the impacts of climate change.

Addressing a closed meeting of heads of states and governments on climate change on Wednesday via videoconference, Sisi stressed that the world countries are facing unprecedented food and energy crises. He also underscored the importance for developed countries to meet their pledges to finance climate adaptation efforts.

Egypt will host the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh in November.

The Egyptian presidency of the summit focuses on financing as one of the “active” elements to address climate change.

The meeting was co-chaired by Sisi and the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York.

Sisi presented his country’s vision regarding the elements of the message the world peoples are expecting from the meeting.

The vision included three key points, namely an affirmation that “the international community will not back out of its commitments and pledges to address climate change, regardless of any global circumstance or political dispute.”

The second point is ensuring that world leaders are fully aware that the efforts made do not