Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt and UN Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, has been named by New African Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2022.
Mohieldin serves as the World Bank Group's Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations, and Partnerships, placing him at the center of the important conversations that are dominating the world and will determine the shape of the future. As climate change accelerates around the world, with extreme weather events already placing millions of lives at risk, his dual roles will come into even sharper focus.
The magazine hailed Mohieldin as one of Egypt's most strategic thinkers and the most talented technocrat of his generation who played an instrumental role leading up to COP27, not just for Egypt but across the world, helping structure the global climate agenda, and at the end of the conference, was able to tout some success on the agreement to set up a fund for the loss and damage caused to poor countries due to climate change.
New African Magazine also noted that enforcing the deal and making sure that the promises made in COP27 got delivered will be a true test of success, something that was greatly emphasized by Mohieldin.