Al-Ahram Hebdo releases special edition on climate change as COP27 kicks off

Ahram Online , Sunday 6 Nov 2022

Egypt’s French language newspaper Al-Ahram Hebdo released on Sunday a special edition tackling the issues of climate change in conjunction with the start of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference, which takes place until 18 November in the Red sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh.


The special edition of the three-decade-old newspaper focuses on the goals of COP27 and the most prominent topics on the conference’s agenda, as well as on Egypt’s preparations for the annual event.

The edition includes a number of articles on COP27 presidency's vision for the summit and on the most prominent initiatives to combat climate challenges and ensure transition to green economy.

The articles also review how Sharm El-Sheikh has turned into a green city to host COP27 activities.

Moreover, Al-Ahram Hebdo presents a series of diverse reports and interviews with high-level experts and specialists who discuss the impact of climate change on Egypt in the fields of economy, health, tourism, and biodiversity.

The publication also addresses the impact of climate change on international relations and armed conflicts in Africa.

Al-Ahram Hebdo also published an article by UN High-Level Climate Change Champion for Egypt Mahmoud Mohieldin. In the article, Mohieldin reviews climate action priorities in a highly changeable world, stressing that development is not in contradiction with climate action.

The special edition also features a section on youth participation in the conference, presenting some of their views on climate action.

The edition also includes advice on an ecofriendly life.

Next week, the Al-Ahram Hebdo will present a special coverage of the conference from within Sharm El-Sheikh.

COP27 kicked off today in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, with more than 41,000 people, including heads of state and government and media professionals, present at the inauguration.

The conference comes in response to an urgent global need to cut emissions and to boost climate action.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said that the conference is being held at a very sensitive and crucial time when the world is "facing existential and unprecedented crises that impact our planet's survival and [humanity’s] ability to live in it."

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