COP27 - Sharm El-Sheikh

COP27: The final countdown - Day 1

Ahram Online is providing live updates of deliberations in the last hours of marathon negotiations to reach a climate deal at the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, which is set to end Friday.

Tensions simmer in COP27 talks as disagreements continue over loss and damage

Many countries participating in the COP27 climate conference have expressed their dissatisfaction with the lack of clear and executive steps after examining a draft decision proposed by the COP27 presidency that was circulated at five o'clock this morning.

UN chief urges 'loss and damage' deal at climate talks

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged divided nations holding climate talks in Egypt to agree on an "ambitious" deal to cover losses suffered by vulnerable nations hammered by natural disasters.

UN climate summit hangs on money for 'loss and damage'

UN climate talks were deadlocked Thursday over calls to create a special fund to cover the losses suffered by vulnerable nations hit by natural disasters, raising the risk that negotiations could collapse.

At climate summit, Brazil's Lula promises new day for Amazon

Six weeks before taking power, Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday told cheering crowds at the UN climate conference that he would crack down on illegal deforestation in the Amazon, reinitiate relationships with countries that finance forest protection efforts and push to host an upcoming world climate summit in the rainforest.

EU vows $1 billion package for climate resilience in Africa

The European Union on Wednesday said it would dedicate more than $1 billion in climate funding to help countries in Africa boost their resilience in the face of the accelerating impact of global warming.

COP27 launches Africa Just and Affordable Energy Transition Initiative

Egypt’s Presidency of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) announced on Tuesday the launch of the Africa Just and Affordable Energy Transition Initiative (AJAETI) in Sharm El-Sheikh, which aims to secure access to affordable energy by 2027 for at least 300 million Africans.

Brazil's Lula, world leaders bolster UN climate talks

UN climate talks got a fillip Wednesday as Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva launched the country back into the battle to curb global warming and global leaders reaffirmed key pledges.

Ministers make push to get climate talks over the line

Government ministers are returning to Egypt to take over negotiations at this year's U.N. climate talks, providing diplomats with the political backing they need to clinch credible agreements that would help prevent disastrous levels of warming in the coming decades.

COP27, Day 10: Connecting Climate and Biodiversity

Ahram Online is providing daily live update coverage of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) taking place in the Egyptian Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh from 6-18 November.

Exclusive: Draft COP27 statement pushes for implementation of 'losses and damages' financing

A suggested draft of the COP27 final statement encourages participants to implement financing mechanisms for loss and damages as the conference draws to an end, according to the text seen by Al-Ahram.

COP27 climate talks inch toward 'loss and damage' showdown

Negotiators at COP27 climate talks in Egypt prepared Tuesday for a looming showdown over how, and how quickly, to funnel funds to developing countries battered by deadly and costly climate impacts.

COP27, Day 9: Civil Society & Energy

Ahram Online is providing daily live update coverage of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) taking place in the Egyptian Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh from 6-18 November.

Turkey revises carbon cutting pledges at COP27

Turkey on Tuesday unveiled at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh a revised plan for cutting its carbon emissions that was immediately criticised by analysts as insufficiently ambitious.

COP27 President Shoukry optimistic to reach ‘satisfactory’ deal on loss and damage

Sameh Shoukry, President of this year’s UN climate talks COP27 currently underway in Sharm El-Sheikh, said he is optimistic that a “satisfactory” deal on loss and damage, one of the summit’s most demanding issues, can be reached.

Campaigners rally COP27 to fight climate disinformation

Campaigners on Tuesday urged the COP27 summit to fight disinformation that undermines efforts to limit deadly global warming, as a survey showed millions of people believe climate change falsehoods.

Women and climate advocates address gender equity and access to finance at COP27

Monday’s Gender Day at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh featured invaluable panels gathering women leaders, entrepreneurs and policy makers to address gender gaps and find the best solutions to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on women.

COP27 puts focus on 1/2 of world population that will live under water stress by 2025: COP27 presidency

Drawing attention to the half of the world’s population that is estimated to live under water stress by 2025, the Egyptian presidency of COP27 launched Monday the Action for Water Adaptation and Resilience (AWARe) initiative to bolster water security in the face of climate change.

EU tells COP27 it will boost its carbon-cutting commitment

The European Union vowed at UN climate talks on Tuesday that it will strengthen its carbon-cutting commitment, insisting that the bloc was not "backtracking" in the face of the Ukraine war.

COP27, Day 8: Gender & Water Day

Ahram Online is providing daily live update coverage of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) taking place in the Egyptian Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh from 6-18 November.

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