The Arab Water Council and its partners organize the Environment and Development Forum 2022

HE Yasmine Fouad Minister of the Environment COP27 Envoy and Ministerial Coordinator

To be convened by the Arab Water Council under the patronage of the Egyptian Government Presidency of COP27 on Climate Change, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, the 2022 Environment and Development Forum will take place at the InterContinental City Stars in Cairo, Egypt, from September 11-13, 2022, bringing together national, regional and international partners, in preparation for the upcoming COP27.

The three-day Forum brings together thought leaders from different sectors and industries in this unique event highlighting the impacts and solutions of climate change on the environment and development, including adaptation measures and mitigation in several sectors. Topics covered include clean and renewable energy, sustainable development, ecological conservation, biodiversity protection, CO2 emissions control, food and water security in the face of climate change, and sustainable transport and cities.

The pre-COP discussions will have a significant impact on supporting the preparation of COP27 on climate change by forming relevant visions and initiatives and improving collaboration between decision-makers and environmental and sustainable development experts.

The Forum will focus on developing recommendations for COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, emphasizing innovation and progress in environmental protection and identifying key challenges facing climate change and climate change. best sustainable development strategies to overcome them.

HE Professor Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, President of the Arab Water Council, Honorary President of the World Water Council and former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt said: “We are pleased to convene the Forum on Environment and Development as a global platform for innovators, experts, government officials and international organizations to discuss the impacts of climate change and the measures mitigation and adaptation to this global challenge. The event will also host an exhibition to demonstrate technologies and innovations in the field”.

HE Yasmine Fouad, Minister of the Environment, COP27 Envoy and Ministerial Coordinator reiterated, “The lack of sustainable measures has affected the balance of the planet, and we hope that this Forum will be a platform for cross-border cooperation and collaboration to address the challenges of climate change. In fact, we see EDF 2022 as a key milestone for Egypt in the preparations for the UNFCCC COP27. The Forum will pave the way with concrete ideas and innovative solutions for future generations through which they can cope with the impacts of climate change, as well as overcome all the negative impacts of urbanization, population growth, and thus move towards the achievement of sustainable development”.

The Interactive Forum will discuss eight main themes and three cross-cutting themes, all of which address climate change challenges on the agenda of most countries. Research and development, policies and strategies, green finance, knowledge sharing, skills and human capital development, creativity and technological innovation are tools and solutions that will be discussed. A youth and innovation scene will be an opportunity for a platform to present youth initiatives.

There will be more than 50 speakers in the roundtables and numerous technical workshops covering the main challenges and trends. The world-class international exhibition for the latest innovative technologies and equipment will provide a meeting place for stakeholders. The EDF Awards are another aspect of the -Forum, created to recognize and honor best practices in waste reduction, Net Zero initiatives, innovative climate change adaptation/mitigation products, green building and better savings and reuse of water.

With the presentation of new technologies in environment and development, the Forum intends to seek solutions for climate change, environmental governance, waste management, land resource management, clean energy transformation, growth sustainability and sustainable transport.

Sponsors and exhibitors will showcase their climate change products, technologies and innovations to more than 800 conference delegates who are committed to driving change, reducing their carbon emissions and building a more sustainable future for their company. More than 30 countries will be present. Participants include government ministers and agencies, global policy makers and regulators, international and regional organizations, CEOs, chief executives, managing directors, directors of climate change action, experts from the water and agriculture, carbon capture and use managers, technology managers. , carbon management technologists, scientists and researchers, climate change officials, clean energy and sustainability officials, chief economists, finance and investment officials, and local media and international.

The COP27 Forum will be organized by Great Minds Events Management, a multi-faceted, internationally renowned event management company based in Dubai, which has organized many successful forums and exhibitions that highlight critical issues facing various economic sectors. and industries in the MENA region.

About FED 2022 – The Road to Sharm El Sheikh Climate Change COP27

The Environment Development Forum 2022 – “The Road to Sharm El Sheikh Climate Change COP27” is a 3-day event organized to bring together thought leaders from different sectors and industries in a unique forum highlighting the issues environment and development related to climate change.

Melvin B. Baillie