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COP27 - Climate change
11/19/2022 12:35:15 PM
"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.

COP27 - Climate change
11/19/2022 11:38:15 AM
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.

COP27 - Climate change
11/18/2022 12:31:51 PM
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.

COP27 - Climate change
11/18/2022 11:50:00 AM
Extra efforts are needed in the remaining hours of the 27th session of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP) to respond to the urgent and legitimate demand for adequate funding step up for Loss and Damage, COP27 President Sameh Shoukry said on Thursday.

COP27 - Climate change
11/17/2022 11:57:19 PM
African civil society groups have expressed their disappointment at the prospect of delaying decisions on the issue of Loss and Damage – which is one of the most pressing issues on the agenda of the UN climate summit (COP27) currently underway in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheik city – till 2024.

COP27 - Sharm El-Sheikh
11/17/2022 6:20:48 PM
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.

COP27 - Sharm El-Sheikh
11/17/2022 6:00:08 PM
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.

COP27 - Sharm El-Sheikh
11/17/2022 4:43:28 PM
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.

Al-Ahram Weekly - COP27
11/17/2022 3:41:00 PM
“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.

Al-Ahram Weekly - COP27
11/17/2022 11:04:00 AM
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

Opinion - Opinion
11/16/2022 6:16:00 AM
Mahmoud Mohieldin calls upon international development funding institutions to finance climate action projects through long-term facilitated loans extended to all low and middle income countries without exception

COP27 - Sharm El-Sheikh
11/16/2022 12:49:15 AM
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 - Sharm El-Sheikh
11/15/2022 11:54:37 PM
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 - Sharm El-Sheikh
11/15/2022 6:30:13 PM
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.

World - War in Ukraine
11/14/2022 10:56:58 PM
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Monday calling for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law by invading Ukraine including by paying reparations for widespread damage to the country and for Ukrainians killed and injured during the war.

COP27 - Climate change
11/14/2022 3:41:27 PM
John Kerry, the US Presidential Climate Envoy, praised on Monday Egypt’s hosting of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) taking place in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh, hailing the inclusion for the first time the issue of loss and damages into the official agenda of COP.

COP27 - Sharm El-Sheikh
11/14/2022 3:30:09 PM
A scheme to give speedy financial support to communities battered by climate disasters was launched Monday by a group of rich and developing nations at the UN COP27 summit in Egypt.

Al-Ahram Weekly - COP27
11/11/2022 10:30:00 AM
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

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
11/10/2022 4:01:00 PM
Even before the official opening of the UN COP27 Climate Conference at Sharm El-Sheikh on 6 November, a major breakthrough had been achieved after lengthy negotiations by placing the thorny issue of “loss and damage” on the agenda of the most important world gathering on climate change for the first time.

Multimedia - In Pictures
11/10/2022 2:41:18 PM

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