Nassau, 18 August 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Egypt and President Designate of COP27, Sameh Shoukry, addressed the High-Level dialogue meeting, which took place from 6 to 17 August 2022.

In the meeting, he addressed Egypt’s vision for COP27 and the most prominent topics on the conference’s agenda.

The high-level multilateral dialogue engaged Small Island Developing states (SIDs) in the Caribbean.

It aimed to discuss new and renewable energy sources as states face economic and environmental vulnerabilities due to climate change.

While addressing the dialogue, Foreign Minister Shoukry stated, “Serious, meaningful, timely and at scale, implementation is needed through robust action and elevated levels of ambition across the board.”

He mentioned current challenges while being critical of the gap between pledges, political rhetoric, and practical action.

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In addition, as the challenges are rising, a climatic disaster seems to grow closer.

Addressing the funding deficit is of great significance in the account of efficient and timely response. Most importantly, utilizing predictable and reliable financial resources.

High-Level Energy Dialogue

The High-Level Energy Dialogue is a summit under the UNGA resolution 74/225. It aims to ensure all access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy.

The High-level Dialogue on Energy seeks to promote the implementation of the energy-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

However, it also aims to raise ambition and accelerate action towards achieving the SDG 7 energy targets.

UNFCCC COP

UNFCCC COP is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Conference of Parties.

The ultimate objective of the Convention is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations.

This is aimed to be done “at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human-induced) interference with the climate system.”

It states, “such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change.”

In addition, it tries “to ensure that food production is not threatened, and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.”