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On behalf of His Excellency president of Egypt Mr. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Fahmy delivers Egypt's speech at the Conference of parties on Climate Change in Marrakech (COP22). Fahmi launched the African Forum for Environmental Partnership

Saturday 19 November 2016

Dr Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment delivered Egypt's speech in the Conference of parties on Climate Change in Marrakech (COP22), on behalf of His Excellency president of Egypt Mr. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Head of the African commission of States and Governments for climate change.
Egypt's speech extended gratitude for the presidency of Morocco for hosting COP22 and appreciation for the French presidency for the great efforts exerted to finish the Paris Agreement to be fair and just agreement with an emphasis on the most basic dimensions which are the principle of fairness, joint responsibilities , the necessity for technology transfer and capacity building, and to provide sustainable funding to reach the goal of providing $ 100 billion annually for climate finance.
The minister stressed the importance of both the African Initiative for Renewable Energy and the African initiative for adaptation as an ambitious initiatives that brings the African continent needs and ambitions to the fore attention of the developed countries clearly, through effective partnership with African institutions that clearly emphasize its African property .
Fahmi also stressed Egypt's commitment to exert all efforts to advance the two initiatives and that Egypt is ready to host the Council of the African initiative for renewable energy, pointing out that Egypt at the national level has completed the national strategy for sustainable development, which included climate change issues within its axes.
On the other hand, Dr. Khaled Fahmy has launched the African Forum for Environmental Partnership in his capacity as President of the African Ministers of Environment Conference, that contributes to the coordination of environmental activities in the continent, and exchanges expertise among the countries of the continent, in addition to ensuring the African property of the activities carried out by the continent to ensure the achievement of Sustainable Development goals in Africa by 2063.
Fahmy stressed the importance of the role of the Conference of African Ministers of the Environment in gathering the African continent in one vote and the necessity of the continuation of the conference to unite the continent, especially within environmental challenges and problems .
The African Ministers of Environment had agreed in 2012 on the need for an environmental forum to coordinate efforts among institutions working in environment in Africa, that enhanced Egypt through its presidency of the Conference of African Ministers of Environment last year to cooperate with the NEPAD for launching the African Forum for Environmental Partnership, especially after the international approval of sustainable development goals in 2030 , the Paris agreement and international commitments that have taken place on the international agenda by the end of 2015


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