Combating climate change and the catastrophes resulting from it constitutes one of Algeria’s permanent commitments and priorities at the national and international levels, which is reflected in the participation of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in the summit of world leaders at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-27) being held in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt).
Algeria has always renewed its commitment to take care of climate issues during the various relevant global summits, while continuing its efforts to enhance its role in this field through several initiatives, which has been praised on many occasions.
The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, stressed on more than one occasion the importance of mobilizing all resources and taking the necessary measures to combat the effects of climate change, including the national climate plan and the law to combat major risks, as well as the revival of the Green Dam project with the aim of contributing to the establishment of a low carbon and climate resistant green area.
In this context, the President of the Republic is participating, on Monday and Tuesday (November 7 and 8) in the World Climate Summit (COP-27), along with state leaders, officials of United Nations bodies and experts from international and regional bodies to discuss the effects of climate change on the world and how to adapt to it.
The participation of the President of the Republic comes in response to the invitation of the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, to attend the summit, handed in last June in Algeria, by the Egyptian Prime Minister, Mustafa Madbouly.
This international event, organized by the United Nations, with the participation of 197 countries, and chaired by Egypt this year, under the slogan “Together for Implementation”, aims to mobilize collective action on adaptation measures and mitigate the effects of climate change and to implement the provisions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (France) in 2015 and the implementation of recommendations made at the Glasgow Conference (UK) in 2021.
In 2016, Algeria signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP-21), which provides for keeping the temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, Algeria committed itself to supporting the international community in its efforts to limit global warming.
In this respect, Algeria’s participation in the Sharm El-Sheikh conference will be a new opportunity to present its efforts and endeavors that have been made and to highlight its national strategies aimed at confronting climate changes, in implementation of its commitments in this field, and given its ratification of all international agreements aimed at reducing gas emissions and combating global warming.