Egypt’s Participation in the 15th Session of Climate Week NYC
Sunday، 24 September 2023 - 12:16 PM
New York City hosts the 15th edition of Climate Week 2023 (17-24 September) under the slogan “We Can, We Will.” As in previous editions, the event is presented as a platform for connection and dissemination, focusing on the fulfilment of climate goals and the need to increase the commitments made by companies, governments and organizations.
The annual event is hosted by the Climate Group and New York City and takes place in conjunction with the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
The event witnesses the participation of Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Ministerial Coordinator and Climate Conference Envoy.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, in his capacity as President of the 27th session of the United Nations Climate Conference COP27, also chaired the ministerial meeting on financing arrangements to respond to climate losses and damages within the activities of the 15th session of New York Climate Week.
About Climate Week NYC
Climate Week NYC is a climate summit that brings together leaders from government, business and civil society, as well as local authorities and international organizations to discuss how to curb global warming.
Climate Week NYC is organised by the Climate Group, in partnership with the United Nations (UN) and New York City Council. The Climate Group is an environmental NGO working to accelerate climate action to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 °C.
Climate Week NYC aims to rebuild the global economy for people and for the planet as a pathway to a better future. To this end, it seeks to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by half between now and 2030.
In 2023, New York Climate Week will revolve around ten main themes: built environment, energy, environmental justice, transport, finance, sustainable living, nature, politics, industry and food.
Egypt’s Environment Minister, Yasmine Fouad, participated in a ministerial session on financing arrangements to deal with the losses and damages caused by climate change, as part of the 15th session of New York Climate Week.
The session aimed to address the issue of loss and damage, which refers to the adverse impacts of climate change that cannot be avoided or adapted to, and to mobilize political participation to enhance the outcomes of the upcoming COP28.
Fouad said that it is necessary to prepare early for COP28 by increasing the funding for mitigation and adaptation projects to reduce the effects of climate change. She also stressed the need to activate the Loss and Damage Fund, which was approved during COP27, to help the countries that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.