COP27 - Focus

As climate change progresses, trees in cities struggle

As the driest summer in Seattle's record books ended, trees across the city were sounding silent alarms.

Global climate finance leaves out cities: fixing it is critical to battling climate change

Under the Paris Agreement, which came into force in 2016, countries agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and work together to adapt to the effects of climate change. To act on this, and codify their individual commitments, each country submitted its so-called Nationally Determined Contribution.

From Sweden with love: 72-year old cyclist pedals to Egypt for climate action

She has pedaled thousands of miles from Sweden to Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to deliver a simple message: Stop climate change.

INTERVIEW – COP27 should empower farmer ‘climakers’ for a healthier planet: WFO Secretary General

Arianna Giuliodori, secretary general at World Farmers' Organisation (WFO), spoke to Ahram Online about the importance of empowering farmers across the globe to reduce carbon emission, secure food production and make a healthier planet.

Better food cold chain crucial for climate, world hunger: UN

Improving cold chains in the production and distribution of food in the developing world is "essential" in fighting climate change and world hunger, said a UN report issued Saturday.

Al-Ahram's Al-Siyassa Al-Dawliya launches special supplement on climate during COP27

Al-Ahram’s Al-Siyassa Al-Dawliya magazine’s Arabic language website has launched a special supplement for climate change to coincide with the ongoing 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) taking place in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh city from 6 to 18 November.

Droughts, rising sea levels, Cuba's agriculture under threat: AP report

Yordan Diaz Gonzales pulled weeds from his fields with a tractor until Cuba's summer rainy season turned them into foot-deep red mud.

US election outcome unlikely to impact fight against climate change: Experts

Despite Republicans' gains in the US midterm elections this week, they are unlikely to knock President Joe Biden's existing climate policies off course, experts say, highlighting the importance of individual state regulations.

Countries announce master plan to decarbonise five major sectors by COP28

Countries representing more than 50 percent of global GDP have agreed to set out sector-specific priority actions to decarbonise power, road transport, steel, hydrogen and agriculture sectors by the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), which is set to be held in the United Arab Emirates in November of next year.

Biden tightens methane emissions rule amid push for more oil

The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to reduce methane emissions, targeting the oil and gas industry for its role in global warming even as President Joe Biden has pressed energy producers for more oil drilling to lower prices at the gasoline pump.

In Egypt, host of COP27, a small step toward green energy

From a distance, the endless landscape of solar panels stretching toward the horizon can easily be mistaken for crops nearing harvest. But here in the desert in southern Egypt, workers have been cultivating another precious commodity: electricity.

UN to seek methane emitters with data from space

Big emitters of the heat-trapping gas methane can expect a call from the United Nations starting next year when the global body launches a new platform to combine existing systems for tracking the potent greenhouse gas from space.

Scorched Earth: Ukraine war takes heavy toll on climate too

The Ukraine war has shown the heavy toll military conflict takes not just on people but also on the planet, say experts at the UN climate summit in Egypt.

'Adults aren't listening': Fed up young climate activists

The climate change generation is saying officials are talking too much, listening too little and acting even less. And they are fed up.

COP27 could be last hope for implementing climate action: Mohieldin

"COP27 may be the last hope for starting the actual implementation of climate action," warned UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt Mahmoud Mohieldin.

Egypt’s Benban solar power park offers substantial benefits for Africa: AfDB report

The Benban solar power park, which is located in the "Jewel of the Nile" Aswan in Upper Egypt, is one of the largest solar power parks in the world.

Nine countries join alliance to boost offshore windpower

Nine countries including Britain, Germany, the United States and Japan joined an international alliance Tuesday at the UN COP27 climate summit, to encourage the development of offshore wind power.

Global South needs $2 trillion a year to tame, cope with climate: UN-backed report

Developing and emerging countries -- excluding China -- need investments well beyond $2 trillion annually by 2030 if the world is to stop the global warming juggernaut and cope with its impacts, according to an UN-backed report released Tuesday.

Egypt’s UN climate champion calls for 'fair and efficient' finance for climate action in developing countries

Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN climate change high level champion for Egypt, said that financing climate action in the developing countries -- especially in Africa -- should be fair and efficient.

Vietnam struggles to break one of world's biggest coal addictions

Despite Vietnam's solar boom and ambitious climate targets, the fast-growing economy is struggling to quit dirty energy - leaving one of the world's biggest coal power programmes largely intact.

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