Oceans apart but the same concerns bring these two nations closer than ever. Both countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change, which is predicted to induce shifts in temperature, rainfall and/or sea levels. Climate change is already affecting New Zealand. Changes include alteration to temperature, precipitation patterns, sea-level rise, ocean acidity, wind, and sunshine. On the other hand Finland has implemented the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan for 2022 which aims to handle the risks associated with climate change and adapt to the changing climate for Finnish society. Both governments are signatories to the Paris Agreement and are active players in the global fight against climate Change.
One of the things Egypt does have in common with both Finland and New Zealand is it own vulnerability to climate change and its strong willingness to ensure its role in the international community to encourage a transformation of the Egyptian society into a carbon neutral future.
The International Dialogue on Climate Neutrality will host HE Laura Kansikas Debreaise, Ambassador of Finland to Egypt and HE Greg Lewis Ambassador of New Zealand to Egypt share their thoughts on the role of the private sector in achieving carbon neutrality in accordance with global targets. Speakers will also highlight their respective governments’ policies, strategies, laws, and regulations which may encourage and or compel private sector engagement and involvement in climate change adaptation. The session will also highlight successful models of policy implementation in addition to showcasing notable public private partnerships projects aimed at reducing emissions and achieving climate neutrality.