Cairo, 29 October 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, in an interview, said that due to the changing global situation, it would be difficult to reach the limiting global heat goal of 1.5C.

The Foreign Minister will lead the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in November which will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

While giving the interview with the Guardian, Sameh Shoukry said regarding last year’s summit held in Glasgow, that it fell short of achieving its originally stated goals.

The reasons behind the failure of COP 26 were the war between Russia and Ukraine, and the dissension between the superpowers like the US and China.

According to him, the most serious reason was how the developed countries weren’t able to cut their greenhouse emission and provide climate finance to developing countries.

Unless the commitments made by countries are not fulfilled, the goal to achieve climate change objectives is difficult. Besides commitments, developed countries should regain the trust of developed countries by contributing resources.

Talking about the changing global situation, the Foreign Minister said that he has extended his offer to work as a mediator between China and the US.

Sameh Shoukry urged all countries to leave their dissent behind and work together to achieve the goals of COP 27. He said that this was the only way to control the drastic climate change situation.

Reportedly, the United Kingdom’s (UK) Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has refused to attend COP 27. Commenting on that the Foreign Minister of Egypt stated that King Charles was welcomed by Egyptian authorities to attend the meeting.

His attendance would be beneficial because of his political stature as well as his personal commitment to climate change.

Lastly, the Foreign Minister pointed out that the climate change situation faced globally is the most crucial point to be discussed and other factors should not deviate from the purpose of achieving this goal.