To mark World Climate Action Day on June 17th, the European Union Delegation to Egypt, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany through the 'Cairo Climate Talks' and the French Embassy co-organized a screening of the documentary “Home” in the garden of the EU residence.

The European Union delegation head, Ambassador James Moran, gave a speech, followed by Mr. Christoph Retzlaff, deputy head of mission of the German Embassy, and H.E. André Parant, the French Ambassador, all showing their countries' strong commitment to halt the devastating effects of climate change.

Although they cover less than 8% of the world’s surface, marine coasts are vital to our environment and economy. Approximately 70% of the world’s population is within a day’s walk of the coast and two-thirds of the world’s cities are situated along coasts.

Rising Seas

For the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December aims to reach a bind¬ing, universal agreement among all nations on climate. As the conference rapidly approaches, the 196 participating countries are faced with the momentous challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to stop the world’s temperature from rising to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-in¬dustrial levels.

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