The Sokoine University of Agriculture is one among stakeholders from United Republic of Tanzania participating in the COP27 that is taking place in Sharm El-Sheik Egypt from 6th to 18th November 2022.
Nearly 100 heads of states and governments are meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh for two weeks, following calls to deepen greenhouse gases emissions cuts and figuring ways to support developing countries already devastated by the effects of climate change. Each head of state participated had opportunity to deliver a statement with a focus on the motto of the meeting which is “Together for implementation”. The motto implies that the world should move to implementation rather than continuing with discussions without climate actions on the ground. Her Excellency Ms. Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of United Republic of Tanzania also participated and deliverd her speech on 7th November 2022. The speech is accessible on SPEECH: PRESIDENT SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN – COP27 EGYPT – YouTube. The president also led discussions of leaders from 12 southern African countries on the use of clean energy, one of the main agendas at the conference. Out of these discussions different investors and donors including the African Development Bank and Total Energies pledged to support the southern African countries on developing clean energy technology projects.
The United Republic of Tanzania for the first time has a Pavilion at the COP27. The pavilion offers a meeting space for the Tanzanian attending the meeting. Her Excellency Ms. Samia Suluhu Hassan also had time to meet Tanzanian at this pavilion on 8th November. The Tanzanian government officials who received the president at this occasion included the Minister of State, Vice President’s Officer, Environment and Union Matters, Dr. Selemani Jaffo and the Minister of Energy Mr. January Makamba. In his welcoming speech, Minister Jaffo told the president that Tanzania is ready to receive investors on Carbon Trading after finalization of the National Carbon Trading Guidelines and Regulations under his Ministry.