The African continent owns great potentials to confront the adverse impacts of climate change, said Planning and Economic Development Minister Hala al-Said.
In a speech she gave during the launch of an initiative titled “Decent Life for Climate Resilient Africa initiative at COP27”, within the framework of Adaptation and Agriculture Day at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, the minister said that Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts.
The minister, meanwhile, said that people who live in rural areas will suffer most of the repercussions of climate change, adding that such areas will experience high temperatures and rising sea levels.
The global outbreak of Covid-19 and growing geopolitical tensions pose a great threat to the world economy and increase the complexity of the challenges besetting Africa, the minister warned.
Reviewing the reasons behind the success of the “Decent Life” presidential initiative, which was launched by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to improve the living conditions and daily life of Egyptian citizens, the minister said that 58% of Egypt’s population benefited from this initiative.
The minister also said that the “Decent Life” initiative was included on the platform of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) for its outstanding commitment to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).