COP27 - Climate change

Mohieldin among the 100 most influential Africans of 2022: New African Magazine

Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN climate change high-level champion for Egypt and UN Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, has been selected by New African Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2022.

EU chief says bloc must act over US climate plan 'distortions'

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday the bloc must act to address 'distortions' created by Washington's $430-billion plan to spur climate-friendly technologies in the United States.

Transition to green cities reduces climate change-related losses: Mohieldin

Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN climate change high level champion for Egypt, said Monday that transitioning to green cities through nature-based solutions would help to achieve resilience and reduce losses from climate change.

In war-torn states hurt by climate, little hope for new funds

In conflict-ravaged nations like Yemen and Somalia, devastating floods and droughts kill hundreds of people and uproot tens of thousands from their homes.

China says 'long way to go' after COP27 climate deal

China on Monday welcomed a deal struck at the landmark COP27 climate summit in Egypt, but warned there was still a "long way to go" for global cooperation in curbing rising temperatures.

COP27 made unprecedented achievement by establishing Loss and Damage Fund: Mohieldin

COP27 made a historic and unprecedented achievement by establishing a Loss and Damage Fund, whose specific tasks a transitional committee will implement during the coming weeks, UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt and UN Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Mahmoud Mohieldin said on Sunday.

Pakistan welcomes 'loss and damage' deal inked at UN summit

A breakthrough funding deal at the COP27 conference to help poor countries ravaged by climate change was welcomed Sunday by Pakistan, a nation devastated this year by record-breaking monsoon rains.

COP27 deal a 'historic achievement': Shoukry

COP27 President and Minister of Foreign Afairs Sameh Shoukry said that setting up a loss and damage fund to help vulnerable nations cope with climate-induced disasters is "a historic achievement," fulfilling 27 years of negotiations.

Establishing 'loss and damage' fund with no emissions cuts: UN climate deal at COP27

For the first time, the nations of the world decided to help pay for the damage an overheating world is inflicting on poor countries, but they finished marathon climate talks on Sunday without further addressing the root cause of those disasters, the burning of fossil fuels.

COP27 strikes historic deal to fund climate-related loss and damage

​A fraught UN COP27 summit wrapped up Sunday with a landmark deal on funding to help vulnerable countries cope with devastating climate impacts -- and deep disappointment over a failure to push further ambition on cutting emissions.

China's climate envoy praises 'constructive' US talks

Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua welcomed Saturday the resumption of formal talks with US counterpart John Kerry as "very constructive", as the world's two top polluters ended a freeze in cooperation.

Climate fund breakthrough offers 'hope' at UN COP27 talks

COP27 host Egypt scrambled to salvage UN climate talks Saturday with the European Union and Pakistan signalling a breakthrough over the contentious issue of "loss and damage" funding for climate vulnerable nations.

‘Vast majority' of nations say Egypt climate plan 'balanced': COP27 president

"The vast majority of the parties indicated to me they considered the text balanced and that they constitute a potential breakthrough that can lead to consensus," Shoukry, who is also Egypt's foreign minister, told journalists as the talks went into overtime.

Crunch climate talks teeter on the edge

UN climate talks were thrown into disarray Saturday as the EU rejected a proposal by host country Egypt for lacking ambition on emissions cuts and warned it would rather leave with no deal than a bad one.

Despair, lack of progress at climate talks, yet hope blooms

It's a desert, where little grows. It's a climate conference, where water is scarce inside buildings and out, lines are long, tempers are short, meetings go late and above all progress comes in one-drop drips.

UN climate talks drag into extra time with scant progress

United Nations climate talks ran into extra time on Saturday with little sign of a breakthrough, as negotiations remain hung up on key issues including funds for the loss and damage suffered by poorer vulnerable countries hit by extreme weather.

US envoy Kerry positive for COVID as UN climate talks drag

John Kerry, the top U.S. envoy at this year's U.N. climate talks in Egypt, has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson said late Friday night, another potential setback for negotiations that were already going into overtime with no result in sight.

COP27: The final countdown - Day 2

Ahram Online is providing live updates of intense deliberations amid attempts by various parties to find a middle ground on contentious climate issues before the official end of the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh later Friday.

Fraught UN climate talks enter endgame with EU 'final offer'

UN climate talks entered their last day Friday with rich and developing nations deadlocked over creating a fund for countries devastated by the impacts of global warming -- and the EU warning its offer was final.

UNFCCC releases COP27 draft deal with placeholder on loss and damage funding

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) released a COP27 draft negotiating text early Friday morning to be hashed out by the countries’ delegates in the remaining few hours of the annual climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh.

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