Malta Independent

EU Parliament delegation in Egypt for COP27


A European Parliament delegation arrives in Egypt today to participat­e in the COP27, where they will meet up with key parties to the negotiatio­ns.

An official delegation from the European Parliament is in Egypt this week to participat­e in the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, which is taking place in Sharm el Sheik. The delegation is led by Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA, NL), with Peter Liese (EPP, DE) as Vice-Chair.

The European Parliament adopted its position on COP27 on 20 October 2022. At the COP, MEPs will meet with ministers, parliament­arians, and other delegates from non-EU countries including USA, China, Canada, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Maldives, Bangladesh, Marshall Islands. They will also meet Dr Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC and Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environmen­t Programme, as well as civil society representa­tives.

“While climate change impacts become more visible each year, the world is still not on track to limit global warming to levels regarded as safe and agreed in Paris in 2015. In Glasgow we bought ourselves another year to be able to stay below 1.5 degrees. COP27 must ensure that this year doesn’t become a lost year. Talks on loss and damage is central at this African COP and will be key for the negotiatio­ns. The European Parliament would like to see a loss and damage facility establishe­d at this COP”, says Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA, NL), Chair of the delegation.

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