UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt and UN Special Envoy on Financing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, said that COP27 will focus on the agriculture and food sector transition on scientific basis in order to curb climate change.
Mohieldin added, during his virtual participation in the Food Security Symposium held by World Food Programme (WFP) and Ministry of International Co-operation, that creating agriculture and food system which is more resilient to the impacts of the climate change requires updated data bases, applying new technologies and scientific solutions, providing skills to all participants in implementing the transition process, besides pooling just and sufficient finances.
The climate champion referred to the importance of the regional dimension of the agriculture and food sector transition, and the joint work of the same region countries, especially that collective efforts proved their efficiency in making more effective results than solo work.
He pointed to the importance of localising the transition process of this vital sector so that it involves all participants in the implementation including farmers and other local actors.
Mohieldin highlighted the necessity of mobilising required finances for the agriculture and food sector transition through wider participation of the private sector in finance and implementation, conducting more public-private partnerships (PPPs), creating an investment attracting atmosphere, activating debt swaps to invest in agriculture and food projects, and establishing carbon markets that suit the priorities of the developing countries and emerging economies.