Egypt has vowed to Support climate finance for Africa when it hosts the Conference of the Parties (COP27), a global climate summit slated for November this year.
Egyptian Environment Minister, Yasmine Fouad revealed this in an interview with AFP.
She said; “Part of Egypt’s role as host is to represent the African continent and its needs clearly and explicitly: We were not the cause of these emissions, but it is us, our people, and our natural resources that are affected.
“African countries are among the most exposed to the impacts of climate change, especially worsening droughts and floods, but responsible for only around three per cent of global CO2 emissions, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon said this week.
“Egypt will remind rich countries of the industrialized world of their unfulfilled aid pledges, at the COP27 summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh”.