Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad headed on Saturday to France to take part in the meeting of seven industrial countries’ (G7) ministers of environment. The meeting comes as a preparation for the G7 summit which is set to address several political, environmental, and economic issues.
The summit will also focus on the impacts of climate change on the environment and biodiversity, and means of combating these impacts.
Fouad, the current president of 14th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14) will give Egypt’s speech during the summit.
According to a statement from the ministry of environment, Fouad will underline Egypt’s plan to face environmental pressures on biological diversity, as well as helping African countries face the impacts of climate change.
The minister of environment will hold a number of bilateral meetings during her participation in the meeting to discuss ways of cooperation during the coming period in important issues related to environment and biodiversity.
She will also showcase Egypt’s successful experience in facing the effects of climate change and reducing its negative impacts on the environment.