Egypt to seek ‘binding’ agreement at Paris climate change conference: Sisi
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program at the Ittihadiya - Photo courtesy of presidential office
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CAIRO: Egypt seeks to reach a “binding” agreement on climate change during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, due to be convened in Paris in December, said President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Wednesday.

Sisi’s remakes came during his meeting with the Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program at the Ittihadiya presidential palace Wednesday, pesidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said a statement.

Steiner praised Egypt’s roles chairing the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change. He also endorsed the outcomes of the 7-15 June 2015 African Summit called for generating ten Gegawatt of the electricity via renewable power resources in the African Continent by 2012, Youssef said.

Egypt is currently hosting a meeting of seven of African Union countries to discuss the said renewable power initiative.

In Sept, 2014, President Sisi said that the climate change issues represent challenge to development projects in the Arab region.

 

 

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