COP27 - To Know

Brazil's Lula offers to host UN climate talks in Amazon

Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said at UN COP27 climate talks in Egypt on Wednesday that he wants the 2025 summit to be held in the Amazon region as he vowed to fight deforestation.

Students from Al-Ahram’s Creators Hub creates app for COP27 participants

Students from the Al-Ahram Establishment’s Creators Hub launched earlier in the month an easy-to-use application called “COP27 Egypt,” for participants in the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh.

US, China climate envoys meet at COP27 summit in Egypt

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met Tuesday with his Chinese counterpart at annual United Nations climate negotiations in Egypt, in a further hint of improving relations between the world's top two polluters a day after a meeting between their leaders.

Egypt to establish two projects to limit single-use plastic bags: Minister

Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Tarek El-Molla said on Monday that the ministry is implementing two major projects to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags as part of the national strategic plan for petrochemical industries.

4 signs of progress at the UN climate change summit: AP report

Something significant is happening in the desert in Egypt as countries meet at COP27, the United Nations summit on climate change.

EIB Global, AllianzGI allocate $100 million for renewable energy projects in MENA, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

On the sidelines of the COP27, held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Emerging Market Climate Action Fund (EMCAF) announced on Monday a $25 million investment into Alcazar Energy Partners II, according to the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Climate confab heads into final week, warming goal uncertain

Global climate talks in Egypt headed into their second half on Monday with plenty of uncertainty left over whether there'll be a substantial deal to combat climate change.

Egypt, US announce over $150 million to aid Africa’s adaptation to climate change

Foreign Minister and President of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Sameh Shoukry and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced on Friday $150 million initiative to accelerate adaptation in the African continent meant to save millions of lives and their livelihoods.

Egypt, US discuss clean energy cooperation at COP27

Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla and US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Geoffrey R. Pyatt discussed new cooperation opportunities in many energy domains, especially those related to carbon use and storage, green hydrogen, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Activists petition UN to stop organisations' misuse of COP27 to serve non-environmental purposes

A number of activists and politicians sent a petition on Wednesday to the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres calling on him to intervene to stop the misuse of the 27th UN Climate Change Summit (COP27) by some international groups and organisations to ‘serve goals that have nothing to do with environmental issues.’

How climate change influences the spread of disease: Essential reads

Climate change has led to extreme weather events such as floods and drought. These events have become more frequent and more severe. Natural disasters associated with climate change have a devastating effect on people’s lives, destroying homes, roads and others key infrastructure.

Live green: 10 tips to help save the environment

More and more people have to cope with the repercussions of climate change as efforts to curb the phenomenon and its impacts do not seem enough.

Explainer: Climate Change terms you need to know ahead of COP27

The news on the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27), which will be held in Egypt in November in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh, uses a multiplicity of terms that might not be familiar to all.

Loss and damage: Who is responsible when climate change harms the world’s poorest countries, and what does compensation look like?

You may be hearing the phrase “loss and damage” in the coming weeks as government leaders meet in Egypt for the 2022 U.N. Climate Change Conference.

The 5 biggest threats to West Africa’s oceans – and what to do about them

The natural resources that form ocean ecosystems can play a significant role in the socio-economic growth and development of nations.

King Charles III to hold climate event on eve of COP27

King Charles III announced Sunday he would hold a reception ahead of next month's COP27 climate summit after being advised not to attend by the government.

US President Biden to attend COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh: White House

US President Joe Biden will travel to Egypt to participate in the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) on 11 November, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday.

UK's Sunak criticised over plan to skip attending COP27

New UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faced condemnation after his spokesman announced Thursday he will not attend next month's COP27 UN climate summit in Egypt due to "pressing domestic commitments".

Greening global economy brings dependence on critical minerals

After nearly a century of geopolitical tension over access to oil, experts worry that the global transition to clean energy is creating new dependencies on the critical minerals needed for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicle batteries.

Explainer: Red Sea’s most endangered species in Egypt

On the occasion of the 27th session of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) scheduled to be held in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh on the Red Sea in Egypt in November, Ahram Online shares a list of the most endangered species in the Red Sea and the related conservation initiatives.

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