Prince Moulay Rachid representing His Majesty King Mohammed VI. At the summit of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27), which began Monday in the seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Upon arriving at the International Conference Center, Prince H.R.H. Moulay Rachid was welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. After taking a commemorative photo with the leaders and heads of state, Prince Moulay Rachid entered the conference room.
About 110 leaders and leaders will issue national statements on how they are tackling climate change and how they plan to step up their countries’ efforts to reduce emissions.
The summit is an opportunity to explore ways to mobilize finance and investment to address climate change by reducing emissions, adapting to its impacts and making countries more resilient. Rich countries’ contribution to climate finance is one of COP 27’s priorities if it fulfils its commitment of $100 billion a year in adaptation finance from developed to low-income countries.
Addressing the impacts of climate change in Africa and implementing a vision to meet these challenges through science and funding will also be a focus of this conference.