Around 90 heads of state have confirmed their attendance at the COP27 climate negotiations to be held in November in Egypt, where they will address issues such as energy transition and food security, reported the Monday a person in charge of the organization.
“We have received a large number of confirmations from all over the world, I think the last count was about 90 heads of state,” said Wael Aboulmagd, special representative of the COP27 presidency, without mentioning countries.
Egypt replaces Britain as chair of the UN climate talks, and will host the talks from November 6-18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, on the Red Sea.
Topics for the leaders’ roundtables to be held on November 7 and 8 will include green hydrogen development, water and food security, achieving a just energy transition to renewable energy, and vulnerable communities, Aboulmagd explained.
Egypt is working to include “loss and damage” – compensation to climate-vulnerable countries that are already suffering the consequences of extreme weather events – on the summit’s formal agenda.
At last year’s COP26, held in Glasgow, the United States and the European Union rejected calls for a fund to offset such losses.