Egypt's participation in the Joint Environment and Climate Ministers’ Meeting (JECMM) of G20
Wednesday، 31 August 2022 - 11:10 AM
Within the framework of Egypt’s preparations to host the COP27 climate conference next November, Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad, the Ministerial Coordinator and the delegate of the conference on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, the designated president of the conference, headed on Tuesday 8-30-2022 for Bali, Indonesia, to take part in the Joint Environment and Climate Ministers’ Meeting (JECMM) of G20.
The Meeting Objectives
The meeting aims to shed light on the regional and global challenges facing the environment and climate, and their effects on the standard of living and quality of life for citizens as well as their effects on developing countries.
In this respect, the meeting provides a good opportunity for taking urgent actions to face challenges related to climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, desertification and land degradation. This is in addition to the transition to clean energy and unsustainable consumption and production, and creating a kind of integration between these measures to reach effective results.
Priority Issues for Discussion
The meeting brings up three priority issues that will be the focus of the discussion at each meeting. The three priority issues are:
- Supporting more sustainable recovery,
- Enhancing land-and sea-based actions to support environmental protection and climate objectives,
- Enhancing resource mobilization to support environmental protection and climate change objectives.
The G20 or Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union (EU). It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development.
The G20 is a strategic multilateral platform connecting the world’s major developed and emerging economies. The G20 holds a strategic role in securing future global economic growth and prosperity. Together, the G20 members represent more than 80 percent of world GDP, 75 percent of international trade and 60 percent of the world population.
Starting in 1999 as a meeting for the finance minister and central bank governors, the G20 has evolved into a yearly summit involving the Head of State and Government. In addition to that, the Sherpa meetings (in charge of carrying out negotiations and building consensus among Leaders), working groups, and special events are also organized throughout the year.