COP27, Day 5: Science and Future Generations Day

Ahram Online , Thursday 10 Nov 2022

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.

Demonstrators shout slogans on November 10, 2022 during a protest outside the venue hosting the COP27 climate conference, at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt s Red Sea resort city of the same name. AFP

22:30 Youth and Future Generation Day ensures younger voices have seat at the table. 

Youth represented their key demands that paid specific attention to: Action for Climate Empowerment, Adaptation and Resilience and Accessible Finance that were determined during COY17 which convened over 1,000 young people from more than 140 countries before the official opening of COP27, and following several rich local, national and regional conferences of youth.

22:00 Science Day, highlights of the day. This riveting day saw panel discussions, events and engagements from scientists, researchers, government officials and academia.

20:15 Brazil's president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he would travel to Egypt to take part in the COP27 global climate summit next week to meet international leaders. 

"I will travel to Egypt on Monday. I will have more conversations with world leaders in a single day than (Jair) Bolsonaro did in four years. We will reposition Brazil at the center of international geopolitics," Lula said during a meeting with legislators in Brasilia.

20:00 Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her delegation on Thursday on the sidelines of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27).

19:00 During a meeting with US Climate Envoy John Kerry, Sameh Shoukry, Egypt’s foreign minister and COP27 president, affirmed Egypt’s keenness to assist all parties in the conference to reach the required consensus on various climate issues. 

Shoukry added that such consensus on climate issues will develop the abilities of both countries and partners to promote the international climate action agenda.

18:15 The UN Climate change report titled "10 New Insights in Climate Science' 2022" was presented today.

16:40 US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at UN climate talks in Egypt on Thursday that she hopes Republicans will cooperate in the fight against global warming regardless of the outcome of midterm elections.

Pelosi led a delegation of Democrats at the COP27 conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as the final results of Tuesday's vote have yet to be known, though Republicans look poised to reclaim the House.

15:00 In the Roundtable 'Passing the Baton', youth climate activists and practitioners from across the world engaged in a deep dive discussions about adaptation, resilience and loss and damage.

14:30 COP27 President Shoukry said that going forward drinks would be free for conference attendants and the cost of food would be cut 50%. This came amid complaints from delegates that they were struggling to get food and water during the event.

In an interview with AP, he acknowledged there had been "glitches,'' blaming them on the large number of participants and traffic delays due to VIP visits during the first days of the meeting.


14:10 A message from the Future Generation.

14:00 At a session entitled "The Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda: An Opportunity to Accelerate the Transformation to Resilience", Mahmoud Mohieldin, the UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt, stressed the importance of the role of science in reaching solutions to major challenges such as debt reduction and debt swap for investment in nature as well as adaptation and resilience problems.

13:25 Participants in the Science Day’s events highlight landmark science reports that were released in 2022 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other institutions that urge for consistent science guiding the response to the climate crisis.

13:00 “We are announcing several partnerships with the Egyptian government to support sustainable healthcare, including Green Hospitals, Green Energy, and Green Minds initiatives, with multiple authorities in the country,” Pelin Incesu, AstraZeneca’s area vice president for the Middle East and Africa, told Ahram Online in an interview about the company’s role in accelerating the delivery of net zero, patient-centric healthcare on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh.

12:30 "COP27 may be the last hope for starting the actual implementation of climate action,” stressed Mahmoud Mohieldin, the UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt, at a session titled “COP27 Global Youth Statement - Opening Ceremony Handover”.

11:15 Representatives from 149 nations participated in The Youth and Future Generations session on Thursday morning.

Ashraf Sobhy, the youth and sports minister, and Yasmine Fouad, the environment minister and the ministerial coordinator and envoy for COP27, attended the event.

11:00 The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guteres praised the role of youth in combating climate change.

"Young people, like the ones I met at #COP27 today, have been relentless in demanding #ClimateAction. The world owes them an enormous debt. I am grateful for their persistence & courage - and I am proud to stand with them."

10:10 Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, who is the president of COP27, said the impact of climate changes might reach coastal cities and the Nile Delta in Egypt, asserting the importance of preserving climate because what takes place in any country affects the whole world. 

Enlisting an item on damages and losses resulting from climate on the agenda of the conference is a victory for the Egyptian presidency, Shoukry said on Wednesday in TV remarks reported by the Egyptian state news agency MENA.

09:45 Major automakers will need to sell about half the number of petrol and diesel vehicles than under current projections to be aligned with key climate goals, Greenpeace said Thursday.

To line up with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, no more than 315 million new vehicles running on fossil fuels can still be sold worldwide, according to a new report from the environmental group.

09:20 On the sidelines of the COP27, the Youth for Climate Caravan organised the event People’s Voices for Climate.

The caravan is a convoy of young people touring Egypt’s 27 governorates to raise awareness among children and those older about climate change, its repercussions, and how to curb its effects. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in cooperation with UNICEF.

09:00 Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi took a bike tour in Sharm El-Sheikh on Thursday morning to inspect the Green Zone.

The Egyptian president spoke to a number of participants at the COP27 during his tour.


Day 5, 10 November  - Science Day / Youth and Future Generations Day

10:00-12:00 Mandated events and workshops GST Technical Dialogue, 2nd meeting of Roundtable one – Mitigation, including Response Measures

12:00-14:00 Mandated events and workshops GST Technical Dialogue, 2nd meeting of Roundtable two – Adaptation, including Loss and Damage

14:00-16:00 Mandated events and workshops LCIPP Annual Gathering of Knowledge Holders Part II: Dialogue with Parties

13:15-14:00 Mandated events and workshops Transparency Tools and Training Programme

14:00-14:45 Mandated events and workshops Progress update on ETF training and tools


15:00-17:00 Mandated events and workshops GST Technical Dialogue, 2nd meeting of Roundtable three – Means of Implementation and Support

17:00-19:00 Mandated events and workshops GST Technical Dialogue Focused exchange on holistic and integrated approaches to international cooperation


COP27, Day 1: Loss and damage funding introduced as an agenda item (Click here).

COP27, Day 2: Sisi urges world leaders to move to concrete action on climate (Click here).

COP27, DAY 3: President launches the 'Sharm el-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda' (Click here).

COP27, Day 4: Climate finance in a polycrisis era (Click here)

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