Al-Ahram Weekly - COP27

An overwhelming virus

Schools are being overwhelmed with the spread of a new respiratory virus which is hitting young pupils in particular, reports Reem Leila

Africa and climate change

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina explains the importance of the UN COP27 Climate Conference for Africa and the continent’s urgent financing needs to Doaa A. Moneim

Modern Egypt — (VIII) The visionary pope

Tarek Osman examines the career of Coptic Pope Kyrillos IV as part of his series of articles on the makers of modern Egyptian culture

Mixing pleasure and work in Sharm El-Sheikh

Sharm El-Sheikh has been rejuvenated for COP27 attendees, reports Ahmed Morsy

Saudi’s green committments

From reducing carbon emissions to preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species, Saudi Arabia is working on multiple fronts to mitigate the effects of climate change

No room for hollow promises in COP27

“Formulating an agenda that satisfies 197 parties was not an easy job but it was done. We have a good record in terms of items that have been included," Cecilia Kinuthia Njenga, director of the Intergovernmental Process and Collective Progress at UNFCCC, told Al-Ahram Weekly.

INTERVIEW: Action on the Glasgow Climate Pact

British politician Alok Sharma, president of last year’s COP26 in Glasgow, tells Ashraf Amin and Mohamed El- Kazaz how current economic and political events are affecting plans agreed at the COP26 and the financing of payments for climate-related loss and damage

INTERVIEW: Focusing on water

US Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Resources Monica P. Medina tells Al-Ahram Weekly how the COP27 meetings are helping to deal with the challenges of climate change

Climate change adaptation: Women as equal players

African Women’s and Climate Change Adaptation initiative was launched during COP27.

Working together for Africa

The US identifies Egypt as a channel for accelerating climate change adaptation across the continent

Eco-friendly schools

Eco-friendly schools are being built in Aswan, reports Mai Samih

CRSP takes off

The four-pillar Climate Responses for Sustaining Peace initiative was launched at the COP27 this week in a bid to create synergies between climate change and peace-building.

Food, security, climate action

The FAST initiative was launched at COP27 to accelerate the shift from food and agricultural systems to sustainable schemes that benefit people and the environment, reports Mahmoud Bakr

Modern Egypt ­— (VII) The radical reformer

Tarek Osman continues his series on the makers of modern Egyptian culture with a consideration of Islamic reformer Mohamed Abdou

INTERVIEW: Building climate consensus

The foreign minister of Pakistan spoke with Ahmed Morsy on how Islamabad has been affected by climate change and the successful inclusion of loss and damage on the COP27 agenda

Women in COP27

Al-Ahram Weekly sheds light on the activities of the National Council for Women during COP27.

Youth being heard at COP27

On the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), being held in Egypt’s Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh from 6-18 November, the Youth for Climate Caravan organised the event People’s Voices for Climate.

Africa at the crossroads

Africa — the continent most vulnerable to climate change and least responsible for emissions — needs more than promises.

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