UNDP, The United Nations Development Programme, the European Union (EU), the Embassy of Denmark, the Embassy of Switzerland, and the African Climate Foundation have signed a $6.2 million project to support Egypt’s presidency of the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) to take place this November.
This new project will bring together partners from the public and private sectors, civil society, and academia to strengthen climate action in support of Egypt’s COP27 Presidency Team.
“As an African-based and African-led foundation, we could not miss the opportunity of joining hands with the COP27 Presidency on this important event on the continent. Climate change is a reality for the African continent, and we are committed to playing our role as philanthropy by supporting African actors to help advance solutions that are fit-for-purpose and relevant to our context,” African Climate Foundation(ACF) representative, Faten Aggad, said.
The project aims to support Egypt’s COP27 presidency and its work towards implementing the Paris Agreement through initiatives in several priority areas, including renewable energy, climate change adaptation, and climate security.
Technical expertise and knowledge will be also provided through the project to assist Egypt in delivering on its commitments as the host of this year’s conference. This will include expert support for consultations on regional and thematic groupings for inclusive negotiations, the advancement of multidisciplinary initiatives for climate action, and the showcasing of best practices from Africa and other regions.
The UNDP has recently partnered with the Japanese government to launch a new project to promote small-scale innovative photovoltaic (PV) systems in Egypt.
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