Vice President Faisal Naseem arrived on Saturday in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference. A high-level delegation of government officials accompanies the Vice President.

The UN Climate Change Conference encompasses the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27), the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP17) and the fourth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Paris Agreement (CMA4).

The formal opening plenary of the conference will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center. COP27 is a significant event for the Maldives and an opportunity to address the nation's sustainable development plans on the global stage. The Vice President will deliver Maldives' national statement at the conference on Monday, November 7, 2022.

In line with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's calls for the rights of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and global climate resilience, the Maldives unveiled an ambitious plan in 2019 to reach net zero emissions by 2030. The Maldives has led numerous initiatives to address and draw attention to the climate emergency, from participation in multilateral institutions to activities at the national level, with a particular focus on promoting the financial burden of resilience building and climate adaptation for less developed countries.