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Weekly Digest 19 October – 24 October Pre COP-27 Highlights

  • Nairobi to host prestigious climate awards ahead of COP27‎‎

نيروبي تستضيف جوائز المناخ المرموقة قبل انعقاد مؤتمر المناخ


Clean energy trailblazers from Africa will be at the forefront of this year’s Ashden Awards, a prestigious international award which scours the world for the most innovative initiatives implementing clean and accessible energy and natural climate solutions, according to the Kenyan news agency

  • Egypt exempts COP27 participants from taxes and customs: Statement

بيان:  مصر تعفي المشاركين في مؤتمر المناخ من الضرائب والجمارك


Egypt’s Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday that the delegations participating in the 27th session of the United Nations Conference on Climate change (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh in November will be exempted from taxes on entering the country.

  • COP27 prepares criteria paper for climate finance to be directed towards most in need

اعداد مؤتمر المناخ ورقة معايير للتمويل المناخي ليتم توجيهها نحو الأكثر احتياجًا


CAIRO – 19 October 2022: UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt and UN Special Envoy on Financing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, Mahmoud Mohieldin, said that it is necessary to put the results and outcomes of the international reports about the developed countries commitment to climate finance in consideration to push these countries toward fulfilling their pledges to finance climate action in the developing countries and emerging markets.

  • Cairo inaugurates 1st public bike-sharing system ahead of COP27

القاهرة تدشن أول نظام عام لمشاركة الدراجات قبل انعقاد مؤتمر المناخ


CAIRO – 20 October 2022: Cairo Governorate will inaugurate Thursday the first phase of the Cairo Bike project as the first public bike-sharing system in Egypt, coinciding with Egypt’s preparations to host the Climate Summit (COP27), and its keenness to provide healthy and environmentally friendly transportation.

  • Egypt COP27: HEDA to hold 2-day Climate Justice Circle Program, engages experts on climate issues

 مؤتمر المناخ مصر :منظمة التنمية البشرية والبيئية HEDA تعقد برنامج دائرة العدالة المناخية لمدة يومين ، وتشارك خبراء في قضايا المناخ


With a strong focus in shaping Nigeria and African narratives at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 27 in Egypt next month, a leading environmental justice and sustainable development organization, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) has concluded plans to an organized a 2-day climate justice program for stakeholders and experts to discuss critical issues about climate and sustainable development.

  • GM and Al Mansour Automotive Announced as the Exclusive Mobility Principal Partner for COP27

إعلان كل من جنرال موتورز والمنصور للسيارات الشريك الرئيسي الحصري لقطاع التنقل لـمؤتمر المناخ


General Motors and Al Mansour will be providing 150 electric vehicles for transportation at the conference in Sharm El-Sheikh. Two of the leading automotive companies in Egypt, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Exclusive Mobility Principal Partner for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 that will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh from the 6th to the 18th of November 2022.

  • Continuous engagement ramping up to a COP27 success

تكثيف المشاركة المستمرة حتى نجاح مؤتمر المناخ


Facilitated by the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations (CEMUNE), the workshop discussed how COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh will engage with, and advance, the many climate and economic challenges that are currently underway. Along with the UNFCCC and COP27 Presidency members, also present offering their expertise were 14 speakers including COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, COP26 Lead Negotiator Archie Young, Tomasz Chruszczow (former High Level Climate Champion for COP24), Dr Hakima El Haite (former High Level Climate Champion for COP22), and Kaveh Guilanpour (Former Co-lead Negotiator on Climate Change for the EU).