The Conference of the Parties (COP) is held every year in a different country, with the first one being in Berlin, Germany, in 1995. In addition, it has been confirmed that the COP27 will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in November 2022. The decision was made at this year’s COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, which was hosted by the United Kingdom.
Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, extended her gratitude to all delegations, particularly those from African countries for their support of Egypt.
Fouad invited a number of countries to gather in Egypt next year to work towards a practical solution to the problems of climate change and to assist developing and African countries in promptly confronting and adapting to climate change.
Egypt will seek to make the summit a watershed moment in international climate efforts, collaborating with other nations for a prosperous and thriving future.
The COP is critical for global climate action and raising awareness about what nations need to do to play their part in the solution. The major goal is to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and global emissions must be lowered in half by 2030, with a goal of reaching “net zero” by 2050.
Furthermore, US President Joe Biden has announced the mobilization of $100 billion per year to help climate action in underdeveloped countries.
The success of COP26 Glasgow was due to the submission of many new ‘Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs),’ which are climate action plans set to reduce emissions and adapt to climate effects. When implemented together, these plans are efficient enough to put the world on track for a temperature below 2 degrees Celsius.
Egyptian President Abdelfattah El-Sisi stated that strengthening efforts for climate action to achieve such a goal has become “crucial and indomitable.”
- Global net zero emissions expected to be reached by 2050, and to maintain 1.5 degrees Celsius. Countries must not use coal, reduce deforestation, transition to electric vehicles, and encourage renewable energy investments to achieve such results through taking swift and decisive actions.
- To protect and restore ecosystems in order to protect safeguard communities and natural areas.
- Finance must be mobilized while developed countries must keep their promise to mobilize $100 billion per year.
- Collaboration is key to success by completing the Paris Rulebook and speeding up action amongst governments, businesses, and civil society. To limit harmful emissions, it is hoped that price increases can curb emissions, but there are currently only a few markets and tax systems, and no coherent system in place.
Furthermore, the United Arab Emirates was selected on Thursday to host the COP28 International Climate Conference in 2023.
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