Senior Adviser to the US Presidential Envoy for Climate David Thorne affirmed that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is keen to provide all requirements to ensure the success of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) scheduled to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2022.
Thorne said- during the American Chamber of Commerce conference in Cairo- that he and John Kerry, the US President’s climate envoy, realized during their meeting with Sisi last February his commitment to strengthening efforts aimed at making the upcoming Sharm El-Sheikh conference a success and pushing forward the future of the green economy in Egypt.
“The United States is keen to enhance cooperation with the private sector in Egypt to confront the repercussions of climate change,” he added.
He also stressed that Washington supports Egyptian efforts to build on the results achieved at COP26 during COP27 that Sharm El-Sheikh will host next November.
The US official praised the measures announced by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Sunday to strengthen the private sector and activate its role in “green transformations” and provide more incentives that embody real progress in economic transformations in Egypt.
He pointed out that the visit of the American Chamber of Commerce delegation to Egypt aims to strengthen the close partnership between Egypt and the United States in light of the ongoing preparations to host COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh.
He stressed that Egypt and the United States adopt a common view on the necessity of addressing the repercussions of climate change, based on their realization that climate solutions provide enormous economic opportunities that enhance economic growth.
He added that Egypt’s hosting of the COP27 conference confirms its determination to strengthen its commitments toward facing climate changes, whether within its territory, the African continent, and the world.