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Outcomes at COP27 will be turning point in global climate action: Egypt FM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) Assuring that no country will be left behind, Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister of Egypt and COP 27 President Designate, said the outcomes at Sharm el Sheikh, the venue for COP 27, will be a turning point in terms of `global climate action. With its focus on implementation and delivery, COP 27 will be aimed at bridging the gaps in mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage and climate finance, said Shoukry at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) on Thursday in New Delhi. “Enhancing ambition at all levels and on all fronts by continuing to urge for further revised NDCs from parties that are yet to submit theirs will be a priority,” Shoukry added, said a press release. “Those who continue to suffer the most from the impacts of climate change [will] have the space to speak their minds and highlight to politicians and decision makers the importance of taking sometimes painful but necessary steps in the right direction,” the COP 27 President Designate said while speaking at a session on COP Charter of Actions – From Glasgow to Sharm el-Sheikh. On Day 2 of The Energy and Resources Institute's (TERI) annual flagship Summit, international dignitaries deliberated on the takeaways from Glasgow and the way ahead at Sharm el Sheikh. Speaking at a session on 'Leadership in Developing Countries: Reconciling Opportunities and Challenges of Climate Resilient Development', Dr Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt, said, “We have the Glasgow – Sharm el Sheikh work programme on the global war on adaptation. It will focus on the next steps for implementation. The work programme will enable the full and sustained implementation of the Paris Agreement towards achieving the goal on adaptation, both action and support.” Bringing India's expectations from COP 27 to the table, Ms Leena Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, said there should be no doubt that the country is looking for clear and articulate positions on climate finance and technology transfer. “These are the real challenges. How do we translate our vision into action is the challenge... we have to work together in a concerted, co-ordinated and collaborative manner,” she said. UNI RN