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President Hakainde Hichilema heading to Egypt for Convention on Climate Change

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has said that that President Hakainde Hichilema will travel to Sharm, El-Sheikh, Egypt to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) High Level Segment for Heads of State and Government scheduled for 7th to 8th November, 2022. This event will be the 27th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP27) to the Convention.

The President will be attending the COP27 at the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The President is scheduled to deliver a Statement during the High Level Segment for Heads of State and Government on 7th November, 2022. President Hichilema is expected to participate in High Level Roundtable events on Innovative Finance for Climate Change and Development and Investing in the Future of Energy.

During this period, the President will also hold a series of bilateral engagements centered on economic cooperation including trade, technology transfer, agriculture, tourism, health and infrastructure.

On the margins of the COP27, the President is expected to attend High Level Events on climate change. In addition, the President is scheduled to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Zambia and the European Union aimed at sharing common responsibility to the challenges posed to forests by climate change and development needs to enable forests fulfill their economic, social and environmental roles.

Heads of State and Government that are party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change including international key partners are expected to attend this important meeting.

The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change of 2015 provides an ambitious framework for the world to deal with climate change and its impact on the planet. The convening of the COP27 in Africa presents an excellent opportunity for the world to decisively respond to science and address the needs and concerns of vulnerable developing countries, in particular those in Africa. This year, African negotiators at the meeting will be coordinated by Zambia as the Chair of the Africa Group of Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN).
President Hichilema has continued to highlight the existential threat posed by climate change and the need for global collective action to mitigate its impact on humanity, while ensuring adaptation and implementation support to countries. The President has placed a premium on promoting the green economy and environmental sustainability in Zambia owing to his firm belief that a well-managed environment is critical for achieving economic recovery, sustained growth and improved livelihoods of people. To this end, the President will join world leaders at the COP27 to advance Zambia’s pertinent goal of promoting sustainable development and implementation of policies that will yield tangible benefits for the people.

The Zambian Government is hopeful that the outcomes of the COP27 will contribute towards protecting countries and the planet from the devastating impacts of climate change, as well as mobilizing the required resources for agreed actions.

The President is expected to return to Zambia on Tuesday, 8th November, 2022 immediately after the end of the High Level Segment.

29 COMMENTS

  1. We’re told that human activity such as burning fossil fuel is what has caused global warming and climate change. But wait a minute. Abrahamic religions, that is Judaism, Christianity and Islam preach that hydrocarbons like coal and petroleum, and minerals like copper, iron are God’s gift to humanity. So why should burning coal cause climate change? I have found it impossible to maintain my Christian faith which was introduced to me at an early age by my family. I now live without faith but I continue searching for answers to such contradictions.

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    • Continuing to look for answers is the right attitude. The unfortunate part is that African solutions have been buried by Western ideologies. We modern day Africans encourage this but We Africans should strive to uncover these for we will find the positive part of our cultures is more relevant to our future.

  2. Sir, as you go to Egypt be reminded that there’s no fertilizer. That place brings us sad memories as that’s the place where LPM suffered the stroke and he never recovered from. Come and fire somebody if there’ll still be no fertilizer or at least change your friends. Some of your friends are making you look bad in our eyes

  3. Everything that upnd condemned PF for they do.
    They borrow money only it isn’t from China but from IMF. Their President is a Kamwendo munjila just like Lungu Their cadres beat up journalists just like PF cadres. Their cadres rob marketeers of hard-earned cash. Shouldn’t we add that like Lungu their President can’t explain his wealth. The more things change……

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  4. Forget about climate change. After a million years a species must die out to give room to another species. There was neanderthal and other species who got wiped out because of weather.

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    • No. Wrong attitude. If when we get born we reason that since we will die its better not to go to the Under-Five Clinic and get vaccines or to go to school to learn about this world, or that its better to commit suicide then we deny ourselves the inherent opportunities of life. Forget about climate change is a selfish statement. Just because you have that opinion the 7 billion others shouldnt forget about their lives. In any case man has only lived a quarter of your one million year duration of species so he has got 800,000 years to live on this planet. Let him live in comfort

    • Deja Vu – You are clueless on this topic please stick to Kabushi by-elections …its no wonder you have poor harvests as you dont know what to do!!

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    • Tarino Orange…why is it that you people in politics can’t take a light moment? Only an 1d10t like Spaka can take what I am saying seriously. The irony of my posting is that as people meet to discuss how to tackle the climate crisis they use the same same things that polute our environment.
      #4.1 Please just enjoy the joke…. nobody wants to die, even those who commit suicide struggle before they die.

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  5. The man has no shame, the same air craft he condemned today he’s busy flying in it. He’s a liar who lied against PF to gain power. His day is coming

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    • In fact this plane pollutes more than the other one.
      In the whole of Zambia the person with the biggest carbon footprint is the president. Zambia’s biggest contributor to global warming is the President. Doesn’t the president realise he is fuelling global warming everytime he flies? So the fewer flights he takes the better for world climate

    • Muzo its not the same plane, this one was bought by Late President LPM, so get your facts right and stop misleading yourself

  6. The Challenger is an old aircraft which was acquired during late Chiluba’s time. The Gulfstream is the incredibly expensive one and was acquired during Edgar Lungu’s presidency. HH has refused to use the Gulfstream.

    • We are still waiting for the President to update us on the status of the Gulfstream its been one year he promised us shocking details regarding its transaction invoving previous regime. He better start using the Gulfstream its pointless keeping something that expensive better than Challenger in ZAF Hanger when no one is using.

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  7. This is how the west is two faced Eyptian President is one of the top dictators in the world but they are happy to be entertained by him because he plays ball with Israel. As for Hakainde he needs to host a press conference he is been flying around in the last two months…its obvious he would never miss such an event given that the big bosses he looks up from the west will be there.

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    • Egypt is under a government its society deserves. Without a military-backed government Egypt would be under a democratically-elected but intolerant Moslem Brotherhood government which does not recognise Coptic Church Egyptians as equal citizens.

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    • Gunner in Zambia – Is it what its society told you? Do you even know what a miltary backed govt is…its a dictatorship people disappear without questions.

  8. Eish attention seeker, he is out again after condemning the former president Edgar Lungu for the few trips he did,doing the very things you used to condemn is hypocrisy of the highest.. Liar liar liar without shame.

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  9. Its true Apart from our president Zambia contributes little to World pollution. We shouldnt be summoned to such conventions. Let China, USA , India Europe and Russia meet to curb pollution

  10. One would think this incompetent boy hh was bewitched so that he cannot stay in one country for more than 48 hours. He is busy abusing the jet he criticised

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  11. When I see messages above, I then realise that it is true that elections are painful, it is like one zero in a soccer match. obviously most comments above are coming from the incurable pain of the August 12 election drubbing, and also the recent drubbing in the recently held bye elections. Let HH do his work, appears your malfunctioning binoculars cannot pick the work being done on the ground

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  12. @ Ahede for your information upnd is finished, it’s a failed project,one term project…Just look at what has been happening in these by elections !

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  13. in the opposition we were ask if we knew how much it cost for the presidential plan to take off, we were also told that it will be sold and the buyer is already their. once on head of state i will be using ambassadors but what we are seen today is few working visits to campaign later the edger is in the air burning fuel in the midst of high cost of food, no salary increments in all sector. where is we won’t do what the PF are doing.

  14. Imagine he is now avoiding press conference after promising the people of Zambia that very three or month he will be addressing the nation.. fertilizer zero zero.

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