The Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Public Diplomacy Department, Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, expressed his regret over the presence of many inaccuracies and inaccuracies in the recent report of Human Rights Watch on the participation of environmental organizations in a conference COP27.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid confirmed in statements to the Associated Press that the report is based on testimonies from unknown sources and unidentified groups claiming the existence of potential obstacles facing their participation in the conference, while the rules and procedures for the participation of NGOs in all sessions of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are known. For all and announced by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention, as in accordance with these rules, any organization accredited to the Framework Convention has the right to participate in a conference COP27.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid added: “In terms of Egypt’s awareness of the limited accreditation of environmental NGOs from Egypt, Africa and the Middle East in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Egypt, in its capacity as the next presidency of the Conference of Parties, and in accordance with the procedural rules of the Framework Convention, and Article (1) From the agreement – which allows the hosting country to nominate relevant NGOs to participate once – with the recommendation for the participation of 01 NGOs from Egypt, Africa and the region, after extensive consultations with national and regional parties working in the field of climate change, which is the recommendation recently approved by the UNFCCC Bureau.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid explained that issuing a misleading report like this one is unfortunate and unconstructive, at a time when all efforts must be combined for the success of the conference in a way that ensures the implementation of international climate pledges and paves the way for an agreed action plan to confront the current climate challenges.