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Weekly Digest 12 October – 18 October Pre COP-27 Highlights

Egypt to inaugurate monorail project during the COP27

مصر تفتتح مشروع السكة الحديد خلال مؤتمر المناخ


Minister of Transportation Kamel El-Wazir followed up on the preparations for the trial operation of the monorail system in which it will travel from the workshop to the New Administrative Capital (NAC) ahead of its launch during the activities of the COP27 that will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh this November.

Egypt, IPU to hold conference on sidelines of COP27 summit in Sharm El-Sheikh

مصر والاتحاد البرلماني الدولي يعقدان مؤتمرًا على هامش قمة مؤتمر المناخ بشرم الشيخ


Egypt and the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) agreed on Saturday that they would organise an international parliamentary conference on the sidelines of the COP27 climate change summit due to be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh between 6 and 18 November.

The agreement was reached at a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, between speaker of Egypt’s House of Representatives Hanafi Gibali and speaker of the Geneva-based IPU Duarte Pacheco.

World Bank stresses support to Egypt to make COP27 successful

البنك الدولي يؤكد دعمه لمصر لإنجاح مؤتمر المناخ


World Bank Group President David Malpass lauded the strong ties with the WB member states, including Egypt, pointing out that the bank looks forward to working with Egypt towards a successful 2022 global climate conference, COP27.

 Ahead of COP27: Greening Sharm El-Sheikh

ما قبل مؤتمر المناخ : تخضير شرم الشيخ


 In the countdown to COP27 Sharm El-Sheikh has been the scene of frenzied activity, with 30 national projects expected to be completed within the next few days.

Work is also continuing on developing the commercial market area, including the installation of electric car charging points.

A new smart taxi system is also being established. The city, says Fouda, now has 717 taxis with a tracking system and an internal camera inside each car.

During the conference period, 260 gas and electric buses will roam Sharm El-Sheikh, producing zero emissions and offering passengers Internet access.

COP27: Your Guide to the 2022 UN Climate Conference

مؤتمر المناخ: دليلك إلى مؤتمر الأمم المتحدة للمناخ 2022


This November, representatives from nearly 200 countries will come together to coordinate global climate action for the next year—an event referred to as COP27.

If you’ve never heard of COP27, or if you need a refresher, this guide will tell you what to expect from the event, why TNC will be there—and what this all means for you.

 Help UNISON prepare for COP27 in Egypt this November      

ساعد UNISON في الاستعداد لمؤتمر المناخ في مصر في نوفمبر القادم


The devastating impacts of the climate emergency are being felt across every part of the globe, but they fall heaviest on the disadvantaged. We are determined to be part of the necessary change – trade unions have a vital role to ensure urgent policies and measures deliver a fair transition to a greener planet.”

These are the words of UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea, speaking after this year’s UNISON Green Week at the end of September and as the world – and this union – prepares for COP27 in Egypt next month.

AFRICA: IFD seeks climate innovations to present at COP27

أفريقيا: يسعى IFD إلى ابتكارات مناخية لتقديمها في  متمر المناخ


The Francophonie Institute for Training in Sustainable Development (IFDD) is launching a call for projects with a view to selecting three innovations to combat global warming. Interested young Francophones have until 16 October 2022 to submit their initiatives online.