Egypt’s Environment Ministry has revealed that the country will host the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in 2022.
“Egypt will hold a conference in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea,” the ministry said on Thursday (11/11).
This decision was taken at this year’s COP26 conference hosted by the UK in Glasgow.
In September, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed his country’s interest in hosting COP27 on behalf of the African continent.
“Countries will work to make this conference a radical turning point in international climate efforts in coordination with all parties, for the benefit of Africa and the rest of the world,” he said at the time.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was selected to host the international climate conference COP28 in 2023. (Aiw / Straitstimes)