Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Saving Earth Summit

The success of the Climate Summit or Saving Earth Summit is inevitable

Sat 05 Nov 2022 | 01:46 PM
Elham Aboul Fateh
Elham Aboul Fateh
Elham AboulFateh

The success of the Climate Summit or Saving Earth Summit  is inevitable. It is a necessity for the peoples of the whole world, rich and poor. I liked the distinguished interview by Dr. Mahmoud Mohi El-Din, Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt and the UN Special Envoy on Financing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with well known journalist and TV Host  Khaled Meri in his program Klmet Seir "The Password" on Sada El-Balad satellite channel .

He said that Egypt is ready to host the climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, stressing that more than half of the African countries' population live below the poverty line, while the rate of illegal immigration is increasing due to the extreme poverty and climate fluctuations.

I liked Mohieldin's clarification regarding the rumors about the costs of the Sharm el-Sheikh conference, which is kicking off tomorrow, he said that international institutions participated in the funding process, the United Nations bears some of the costs, and the host country bears the rest that is not comparable to the return and revenues it obtains from hosting delegations, tourism, services and  trade promotion, especially as there are about 30,000 participants, led by 100 world leaders. The Climate Summit is also attended by delegations participating for the first time in such these summits because of Egypt's relations with its regional neighbors and its geographical location.

This unprecedented participation will provide  important opportunities to discuss various issues in the areas of food, poverty, energy, and the role of women and youth.

Mohieldin explained that poverty figures in the world are expected to rise for the first time since 1997 due to unemployment, the Corona pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, pointing out that Egypt adopts  an integrated approach in the file of challenges facing the world, whether in climate changes or facing poverty and the food crisis. He expects that Egypt would succeed in obtaining the pledges of the major countries to provide at least $100 billion approved by the Paris Summit in 2015 in aid to confront climate change, within the framework of the loss and damage plan formulated by Sameh Shoukry, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

My optimism about the success of the City of Peace conference comes from my confidence in President Sisi’s wisdom in managing a dialogue to bring positions closer to the financing fund: who should bear more responsibility for reducing climate change emissions, what is the mechanism of paying financial commitments to avoid “losses and damages, and will the broad global participation succeed in "Sharm El-Sheikh" in turning the challenges facing the whole world into a real opportunity for development for the benefit of humanity? This is what we all hope for and what we expect from the Sharm el-Sheikh summit, I  expect that this summit will be one of the most successful climate summits.