Parliament Deputy Speaker Mohamed Abou El-Enein participated in the session of the IPU Parliamentary Meeting during the events of the COP27 summit in Sharm El-Sheikh.
It was attended by a large number of speakers of parliaments around the world, and deputy speakers of parliaments, as well as members of the International Parliament, and Representative Mohamed Abou El-Enein, Deputy of the House of Representatives participated in the session.
Hanafy Ali El-Gebali, Speaker of the House of Representatives, stressed while presiding over the meeting of international parliamentarians, that all parliaments of the world and parliamentarians should take effective measures to eliminate the phenomenon of climate change.
During the session held on the sidelines of the COP 27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, El- Gebali explained that parliamentarians are involved in all local, regional and international activities to confront the phenomenon of climate change. He pointed out to the importance of holding such a conference in Egypt.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives pointed out that Egypt has spared no effort in confronting the phenomenon, aware of its repercussions, after it made strides by engaging in various international activities.
He added that the Egyptian state worked to establish the principle of joint responsibility, whether from rich countries or developing countries.
He said that Egypt raises the slogan of the implementation summit, in a way that works to save our world from a dangerous fate, and to avoid keeping the matter confined to conferences and meetings.
The Parliament Speaker called for the need to pass laws that promote the values of preserving the environment. He also called on international lawmakers to pressure governments to fulfill their pledges, and to exert more influence to implement global pledges to finance developing countries.
He stressed the need to transform parliaments into effective platforms to combat climate change, and to make every effort to preserve the inheritance of generations
A large number of speakers of parliaments around the world, and deputy speakers of parliaments, as well as members of the International Parliament, and Representative Mohamed Abou El-Enein, Deputy of the House of Representatives participated in the session.
On his part, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Duarte Pacheco expressed his deep thanks to the Egyptian government for the good organization of COP27.
He especially thanked President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for his messages to world leaders to spread peace during his speech at the opening of the Climate Change Summit.
Pacheco told the parliamentarians that they have a lot of work to do, especially since many people die every year due to disasters that occur due to climate change, and he estimated the number at about 7 million, which is a kind of silent death.
The IPU President called on his fellow parliamentarians to take the necessary measures to approve a final agreement in Sharm El-Sheikh and work to ensure that developing countries play their role and also obtain the required financial support
He denounced that there should be meetings without implementation, even though everyone wants implementation
On his part, Saqr Ghobash, Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council, said that addressing the phenomenon of climate change has become one of the biggest challenges facing the globe, stressing that global warming will cause great losses.
Christine Adam, Director of the Department of Legal Affairs and Senior Adviser to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, called for everyone to have national agendas.
She added that we must build resilience to face the future, and now it is imperative that national strategies take into account climate issues.
Adam stressed the need to strive to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, and this means providing capacity building and preparing legislative frameworks to achieve this and bring about a sectoral transformation in countries’ policies.
She noted that the Climate Change Secretariat is ready to cooperate and involve parliamentary efforts in this process in order to implement the desired goals.
Adam also pointed out that we have 8 years until 2030, and we should spare no effort in pursuit of the ambition, which aims to reduce the temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius.
“We need to see concrete steps in the context of resilience and mitigation, ensuring accountability principles are applied to implement what we promise, and the importance of involving stakeholders from the private sector and civil society organizations,” she said.
She added, “We are counting on you at the 27th Conference of the Parties to speed up the pace of implementation and gain confidence among the peoples.”