Oman’s energy minister heads to Egypt to attend COP27 climate summit

Muscat: Based on the Royal commission of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik. His Excellency Eng. Salem bin Nasser Al-Awfi, Minister of Energy and Minerals, left the country today, heading to the Arab Republic of Egypt, representing the Sultanate of Oman at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for 2022, which will be hosted in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6-18 November.

The conference is part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international treaty signed by most countries of the world with the aim of reducing the impact of human activity on the climate, as the participating countries pledged to return to the meeting this year to agree to further reduce greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions. , in line with reducing the rate of increase in the planet’s temperature to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The conference comes with four main goals, namely mitigation, adaptation, financing and cooperation through the union of countries participating in mitigating and limiting global warming to less than 2°C and working hard to keep the 1.5°C target alive, and this requires quick actions that contribute to achieving the ambition of all parties It is the implementation of the Glasgow Charter call for a review of the NDCs of participating countries, the creation of a work program on mitigation and adaptation to changing weather events from heat waves, floods, bushfires, etc., and a call for enhanced global action on adaptation with the importance of demonstrating the necessary political will to make progress towards enhancing resilience and helping societies The weakest.As for the financing, it comes with the need for the participating countries to make significant progress on the critical issue of climate finance while moving forward with all related items on the agenda, as the importance of adequacy and predictability of climate finance is fundamental to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The conference will also focus on cooperation to enhance and facilitate agreement in negotiations to achieve tangible results in a balanced manner. The progress of partnership and cooperation will help achieve the goals set to ensure the world adopts a more flexible and sustainable economic model.

It is worth noting that the Sultanate of Oman announced achieving zero carbon neutrality in 2050, preparing a national plan for it, and establishing the Oman Center for Sustainability, based on the outputs of the Carbon Management Laboratory, and keeping pace with global transformations towards reducing carbon emissions.

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