On Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said that the repercussions of climate change are getting worse day by day with every rise in temperature.
During his speech at the closed meeting of heads of states and governments on climate change, El Sisi said, “I was looking forward to attending this important meeting had it not been for emergency circumstances that prevented me from being in New York.
The Egyptian president noted, “About a year ago, we attended a meeting in preparation for the climate summit in the United Kingdom, and today, as we are a few weeks away from the 7th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) hosted by Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh.
He added that the events that took place over the past year have caused political crises and challenges in food and energy around the world.
El-Sisi explained that these challenges undoubtedly add further burdens on all world countries, especially the developing ones, adding, “We must always focus on objective scientific reports, which unequivocally confirm that climate change remains the most dangerous existential challenge facing the planet.
The President stressed that the repercussions of climate change are worsening day by day, with each rise in temperatures, and perhaps the recent floods suffered by Pakistan, and the unprecedented forest fires in Europe and the U.S. are mainly caused by the high temperatures.
To conclude, President Sisi stressed the need to protect the future of the forthcoming children and grandchildren and put climate change into account to limit emissions, and boost climate finance for developing countries.