Sisi: Developing countries need $100B by 2020 to cope with Climate Change
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi gives speech during climate change conference in France

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi called on the international community Sunday to provide developing countries with $100 billion annually by 2020 to cope with the global climate change.

Addressing over 135 world leaders at Paris-held UN Climate Change Conference, Sisi said Egypt, ahead of the conference, has adopted a sustainable comprehensive plan on climate change until 2030.

“Africa is the lowest contributor to harmful emissions and (it is) the most affected by the consequences of climate change,” said Sisi who chaired the Committee of African Heads of State on Climate Change (CAHOSCC).

He added that African countries have adopted two comprehensive plans; the first concerned subsidization of renewable energy and the second plan tackle the African efforts to cope with the climate change.

Sisi said that there should be guarantees that the earth temperature should not be over 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The annual gathering kicked off Sunday and will last to December 11. It aims to push for the enacting of global policies to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialization era levels.

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