UK, Egypt pledge to accelerate fight against climate change

United Kingdom and Egypt Saturday vowed to cooperate on climate change as the current and incoming presidencies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP), reports say.
“We affirm our joint commitment to accelerating the fight against climate change during this critical decade,” Egypt’s Foreign Minister and COP27 president-designate Sameh Shoukry, Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad and COP27 ministerial coordinator and envoy and COP26 President Alok Sharma of the UK, said in a statement.
The statement also added that both countries agreed to strengthen “bilateral cooperation to fight climate change and to maintain and build on the current momentum for global climate action.
“”We will work together in 2022 and beyond to drive ambitious implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement, and to deliver on the outcomes of the Glasgow Climate Pact to keep 1.5 degrees in reach and support developing countries in adapting to the impacts of climate change,” it continued.
The countries also stressed “the urgency of action required to address the gaps in ambition across mitigation, adaptation, loss, and damage, and finance, and the importance of responding to the best available science in this respect,” according to the statement.
“We recognise that significant progress was made at COP26, but there is much more to be done – particularly to implement commitments made,” it added.
Countries in November in Glasgow, promised at the COP26 climate meeting to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Egypt will host next year in Sharm El-Sheikh the COP 27.

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