(Posted 14th November 2022)
A European Parliament delegation arrives in Egypt today to participate in the COP27, where they will meet with key parties to the negotiations.
An official delegation from the European Parliament are in Egypt this week to participate in the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, taking place in Sharm el Sheik. The delegation is led by Bas Eickhout / Greens, with Peter Liese / EPP as Vice-Chair.
The European Parliament adopted its position on #COP27 on 20 October 2022.
At the COP, MEPs will meet with ministers, parliamentarians, and other delegates from non-EU countries including USA, China, Canada, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Maldives, Bangladesh, Marshall Islands. They will also meet Dr Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC and Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, as well as civil society representatives.
A press conference with delegation Chair Bas Eickhout and Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans is scheduled to take place on Thursday 17 November at 14.00 EET (13.00 CEST). It can be followed live here.
On Tuesday 15 November at 12.30-13.30 EET (11.30-12.30 CEST), the European Parliament is hosting a side event at the EU Pavilion entitled “The Fit for 55 package: new opportunities for multilateral cooperation in terms of global decarbonisation, adaptation and loss & damage”. It can be followed live here.
“While climate change impacts become more visible each year, the world is still not on track to limit global warming to levels regarded as safe and agreed in Paris in 2015. In Glasgow we bought ourselves another year to be able to stay below 1.5 degrees. COP27 must ensure that this year doesn’t become a lost year. Talks on loss and damage is central at this African COP and will be key for the negotiations. The European Parliament would like to see a loss and damage facility established at this COP,” said Bas Eickhout, Chair of the delegation.
“The EU must continue to work on ambition and climate finance. The deal on LULUCF will enable us to increase EU climate targets. The compromise on international climate finance in the EU Emissions Trading System is an important signal to low- and middle-income countries. Commission Vice-President Timmermans must be much more active in explaining these important developments to the international community,” added Peter Liese, Vice-Chair of the delegation.