The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla said that COP 27 will be an opportunity to deliver Africa’s voice to the world and it will help in achieving a balanced energy transition considering the demands of the African people to benefit from their resources and enjoy the technological and financial support they need to combat climate change.
El Molla’s remarks came during his meeting with John Kerry, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, where they also discussed ways to consolidate cooperation and coordination regarding the COP 27 summit, which will be held in Egypt next November.
El Molla highlighted that the meeting came as part of Egypt’s keenness to continue regional and international communication and coordination to come up with a successful output to be applied.
The meeting also reviewed international efforts to reduce carbon emissions within the energy sector as well as other related initiatives.
The Egyptian minister showcased the country’s efforts in emissions reduction and achieving sustainable growth in the energy industry. He said that Egypt’s energy strategy is being updated and it seeks to use natural gas as the cleanest fossil fuel in addition to working on diversifying energy resources, most notably through the inclusion of hydrogen.