According to Egypt Today, minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry is heading Sunday to the UAE to take part in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, as he is a main speaker in a session scheduled for Monday on the outcomes of COP 27, which was hosted by Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh last November.
Minister Shokry will meet with ministers and senior officials working in the field of climate change on the sidelines to exchange views on climate issues and COP 27 outcomes. He will also give interviews with Gulf, Arab, and international media, according to a press release from the ministry.
UAE President Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan pledged in November that his country, which will host COP 28 in 2023 in Dubai, will focus on implementation and prepare a report, which will be the first of its kind, on the progress rate of accomplishing the goals of the Paris Agreement.
In his speech at the COP 27 opening session in Sharm El Sheikh, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan emphasized that the UAE is implementing a plan to generate 100 GW of renewable energy.
Nevertheless, the chief of state insisted that oil and gas are still indispensable, saying that oil and gas in the UAE are among the world’s least carbonized.