Emirates News Agency – Arab Water Council and partners convene Environment & Development Forum 2022, preparing for COP27

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CAIRO, 27th July, 2022 (WAM) — In preparation for the upcoming COP27, the Environment and Development Forum 2022, convened by the Arab Water Council, under the patronage of the Government of Egypt Presidency of Climate Change COP27, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, will be held at InterContinental City Stars Cairo, Egypt from 11th to 13th, September 2022.

The three-day Forum brings together thought leaders across different sectors and industries in this unique Event highlighting environment and development climate change impacts and solutions including adaptation and mitigation measures in several sectors. Pre-COP discussions will have a significant impact in supporting the preparation for the Climate Change COP27.

Professor Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, Arab Water Council President, World Water Council Honorary President and Former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt said, “We are pleased to convene the Environment and Development Forum as a global platform for innovators, experts, government representatives, and international organisations to discuss climate change impacts, and measures to mitigate and adapt to this global challenge. The event will also host an Expo to demonstrate technologies and innovations in the field.”

Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, COP27 Envoy and Ministerial Coordinator, reiterated, “The lack of sustainable measures has affected the planet’s equilibrium, and we hope this forum will be a platform for cross border cooperation and collaboration to address climate change challenges.”

The interactive forum will discuss key eight Main Themes and three Cross-cutting Themes, all addressing climate change challenges on most countries’ agendas. Research and Development, Policies and Strategies, Green Finance, Knowledge Sharing, Skills and Human Capital Development, Creativity and Technology Innovation are tools and solutions which will be discussed. A Youth and Innovation Stage will provide an opportunity for a platform to demonstrate youth initiatives.

There will be more than 50 speakers in the panel discussions and numerous technical workshops covering key challenges and trends. The EDF Awards are yet another aspect of the forum, created to recognise and honour best practices for Waste Reduction, Net Zero initiatives, Innovative Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation Products, Green Building and Best Water Savings and Reuse.

Sponsors and exhibitors will be showcasing their products, technology and innovations in the climate change space for more than 800 conference delegates who are committed to driving change, reducing their carbon emissions and building more sustainable futures for their businesses. More than 30 countries will be attending.

The attendees include ministers and government agencies, global policymakers and regulators, international and regional organisations, heads of companies, directors for Climate Change Action, water and agriculture experts, heads of carbon capture and utilisation, chief technology officers, carbon management technologists, scientists and researchers, heads of climate change, heads of clean energy and sustainability, chief economists, heads of finance and investment and local and international media.

The Forum COP27 will be organised by Great Minds Events Management, a Dubai-based multi-faceted event management company.

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