Pahor to address UN climate conference

Sharm el Sheik, 7 November - President Borut Pahor will address the leaders' panel at the UN climate conference COP27 in Sharm el Sheik on Monday. He is expected to repeat Slovenia's commitments regarding efforts to fight global warming, and humanitarian aid.

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
The COP27 climate change conference.
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Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
UN climate conference COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh.
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Pahor, who will address leaders alongside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian PM Giorgia Meloni and Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović among others, is to confirm Slovenia's commitments aimed at offsetting global warming, and development and humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable countries around the world.

He will also take part in a round table debate on food security, where he is to point to the connection between food security and environment protection and protection of biodiversity. He will also attend a debate on education on climate change, Pahor's office said.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen will also take part in the leaders' panel. They will address the panel on Tuesday.

In the first part of the two-week conference that is to conclude on 18 November, Slovenia will be represented in the technical part of the talks by Environment Ministry State Secretary Uroš Vajgl. In the second part, featuring ministers and the closing phase of political negotiations, the Slovenian delegation will be led by Environment Minister Uroš Brežan.

The conference is to discuss measures for adjusting to climate change, commitments for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and commitments for increasing climate funding, especially for the most vulnerable countries, the Environment Ministry said.

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