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Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Shoukry holds climate talks with Malaysian environment minister

Climate change adaptation and climate finance for developing countries were at the top of the agenda in a COP27-focused meeting between Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Malaysian environment minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, according to a cabinet statement. Shoukry was in Kuala Lumpur as part of an Asian tour that will also see him visit Singapore, Indonesia and Pakistan.

Binding emissions targets on the table? The pair also discussed “strengthening countries for their nationally determined contributions [NDCs] under the Paris Agreement.” Egypt has signed onto the original Paris Agreement and the updated COP26 pledge, but (unlike Malaysia) we haven’t submitted any NDCs — binding targets for specific emissions reductions. Egyptian authorities may announce a net-zero carbon emissions target at November’s COP27 climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Oil Minister Tarek El Molla has said previously.

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