Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yassmin Fouad has floated Egypt’s remarks on the final communique of African Climate Summit 2023 (ACS23) in preparation for approving it by the African heads of state and governments at the conclusion of the conference.
This came during the minister’s participation in a ministerial meeting to address Nairobi communique and the Kampala Ministerial Declaration on Migration, Environment, and Climate Change (KDMECC) that outlines 12 commitments by its signatory countries to address the effects of climate change on human mobility in the East and Horn of Africa region.
Fouad reviewed Egypt’s success in organizing the UN Climate Conference (COP27), held in Sharm el Sheikh in November, pressing the need for activating the private fund for damage and loss which has been approved by the summiteers.
She also said that KDMECC reflected how far the African governments are interested in addressing the impact of climate change on emigration routes inside the continent, in addition to placing it on the priorities of African states to work on outlining a solution for the impact resulting from emigration.
The minister was among a high-level Egyptian delegation chaired by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli who participated in ACS23, held in Nairobi on September 4-6.