Egypt-ICF 2022, in its second edition, kicked off on Wednesday at the New Administrative Capital under the auspices of President El-Sisi.
El-Sisi also stressed that the Forum supports the sustainable development goals (SDGs) agenda, particularly in the African continent, and affirmed that mitigation and adaptation to climate change lack to the required finances.
“It is important to reach a consensus on an inclusive vision for developing countries and African economies that would support their ability to adapt to climate change, especially since they contribute only 3 percent of global emissions,” the president explained.
Touching upon COP27, President El-Sisi said that Egypt is one of the leading countries that set SDG strategic plan 2030, which includes the environmental dimension as a key for development.
The president also said that COP27 comes amid cascading global crises.
El-Sisi also expounded that the water treatment projects Egypt is currently undertaking will make the country the only one globally to benefit from every drop of water, stating that these projects are being implemented under a national programme whose first phase will be done by the end of 2022.