Science, Technology & Environment

COP27: Fight against climate change, Algeria's main focus

APS - 07 November 2022

SHARM EL-SHEIKH- The fight against the climate changes is one of Algeria's priorities at the national and international levels, hence the participation of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune in the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt).

Algeria has always reiterated its commitment to dealing with climate issues in different global summits, while continuing its efforts to promote its role through several initiatives welcomed on many occasions.

President Tebboune has persistently stressed the importance of mobilizing all the means and taking necessary measures to fight against the effects of climate change, including the National Climate Plan and the law on the fight against major hazards, and of relaunching the project of the green dam to contribute to the creation of a low-emission zone.

In this regard, President Tebboune will participate on 7 and 8 November in the Global Summit on Climate (COP27), alongside the world' leaders, officials of UN bodies and experts of international and regional bodies to discuss the impact of climate changes.

The President of the Republic received in June an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi to take part in the Summit.

Algeria's participation in this event is meant to be an opportunity to present its moves and the efforts it has undertaken in this regard, and to shed light on its national strategies on climate change, in implementation of its commitments in this area and in view of its ratification of all the international conventions aimed to reduce gas emissions and fight against greenhouse effect.

As part of its moves to protect climate, Algeria adopted in 2020, the National Climate Plan for the period 2020-2030, which is considered as its international showcase in this field and which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 22%, a conditional commitment "in case the country benefits from an international financing and a transfer of technology) and by 7% as a voluntary commitment.