Jordan affirms commitment to agreements related to climate change at COP27

The main entrance of the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Center where the COP27 climate summit will take place, on November 5, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
AMMAN — Minister of Environment and Chairman of the National Climate Change Committee Muawiya Al-Radaydah said that Jordan is committed to all international agreements pertaining to climate change, and has been following up on progress associated with this file, in preparation for of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP27), which opened on Sunday in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.  اضافة اعلان

Radaydah is heading the Jordanian delegation, which includes representatives of government institutions, private sector, civil society organizations and experts, who will present four discussion papers on “reduction, adaptation, financing and cooperation”, according to the minister, who stressed that all members of the delegation coordinated to deliver a unified message and present Jordan’s position on the issue in all transparency and with clarity.

He called for greater coordination among all participants to unify visions and ideas aimed at dealing with climate challenges and their devastating effects, through participation and networking amongst all participating delegations in the summit, and donors, to enable access to the necessary funds.

Radaydah stressed that it is important to actively participate in the summit, and to cooperate and coordinate with all participating delegations, donors, banks and financial institutions working to provide support to all those involved in addressing climate change challenges.

He said that Jordan took part in international meetings discussing the problem, the latest of which was the COP26 Glasgow Conference, and stressed Jordan’s commitment to all international agreements related to climate change, to following the most important developments and the progress made in the climate change file.

The minister of environment said that the fact that this summit is held in Egypt, and the next one in the UAE, gives a real opportunity to unify the efforts Arabs exert in projects that deal with climate change and to present the challenges and solutions that must be made available.

Radaydah said that Jordan plays an effective and influential role in tackling climate challenges, despite the difficulties it faces in many areas, including energy, water, transportation and food security.

Meanwhile, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment Muhammad Al-Khashashneh said Sunday that Jordan is 20 percent more affected by climate changes than other countries, especially with regard to rainfall.

He said that the public and private sectors, and civil society institutions started preparing for Jordan’s participation in COP27 more than three months ago, adding that Jordan hopes to make its participation meaningful through work in a number of areas, including adaptation, mitigation, financing and international cooperation.

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