The Egypt Pavilion at COP26 is a showcase of the country's national projects tackling climate change.
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (aka COP26) is already making headlines as the most important environmental gathering of the year, and Egypt’s Ministry of Environment has taken the opportunity to set up the Egypt Pavilion, a showcase of the country’s local success stories and national projects tackling renewable energy, sustainable transportation, agriculture and irrigation.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad are attending the conference, intent on bringing the focus to developing countries throughout Africa, and the importance of advancing a unified international plan against climate change. President El Sisi hammered on the need for industrialised countries to meet their goals within the framework of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Egypt has been chosen to host next year’s COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh. The conference is held in a different region of the world every year, with the United Kingdom representing Europe this year, and Egypt representing Africa in 2022.