Kinshasa hosts Pre-COP27 October 3-4
Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is hosting this October 3 and 4 the COP27’s preparatory meeting (PRECOP27), a platform of exchange and debate that will bring together about sixty Ministers of Environment and/or Energy as well as representatives of negotiating groups, the UNFCCC Secretariat and representatives of civil society, ahead of COP to take place in Sharm el-Cheikh, in Egypt.
John Kerry, the US envoy on climate, Alok Sharma, the President for COP26 and Egypt’s Foreign Minister and President-Designate of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry are in attendance.
The meeting according to the organizers is set to focus on the main issues that will be tackled during COP27, including efforts to reduce carbon emissions, climate change adaptation, climate finance, and the adverse impacts of climate change.
“As owner and guardian of the environmental potential sought by the world to face the challenges of climate change, the Democratic Republic of Congo presents its forests, mangroves, peatlands, freshwater resources, and strategic minerals as a natural response to climate change. The DRC is the Climate Crisis Solution Country,” said Ève Bazaiba Masudi, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister Of Environment & Sustainable Development.
Egypt is preparing to host COP27 between 6 and 18 November and has been keen to build on the success of the Glasgow summit (COP26) in a bid to turn climate pledges into actions.