I thank our hosts – the Egyptian government and COP27 President Sameh Shoukry – for their hospitality.
I also want to recognize Simon Stiell and the United Nations Climate Change team for all their efforts.
And I pay tribute to the delegates and members of civil society who came to Sharm el-Sheikh to push leaders for real climate action. That is what we need.
COP27 took place not far from Mount Sinai, a site that is central to many faiths and to the story of Moses, or Musa.
It’s fitting. Climate chaos is a crisis of biblical proportions.
The signs are everywhere. Instead of a burning bush, we face a burning planet.
From the beginning, this conference has been driven by two overriding themes: justice and ambition.