Cop27 host Egypt aims to highlight Africa’s climate needs and ambitions during a combined meeting of African ministers and officials gathered for the second annual International Co-operation Forum (ICF), which opens on Wednesday.
The three-day conference, taking place in the New Administrative Capital east of central Cairo, will focus on three main themes: the mobilisation of finance and access to finance, financing mitigation and adaptation projects, and national actions.
The objectives of the conference outlined by the Egyptian leadership are to move “from pledges to implementation”.
Cop27, the UN climate change summit, takes place in Sharm El Sheikh from November 6 to November 18.
Egypt is working to mobilise the international community to provide access to finance for developing countries and identify the roles of various stakeholders, Minister of International Co-operation Rania Al Mashat told The National on the eve of the forum.