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CCT Tackles Egypt’s Vulnerability to Climate Change in Fayoum University

On April 2nd, CCT Coordinator Louise Sarant gave a presentation at the Faculty of Science, Fayoum University, on Egypt’s vulnerability to climate change.
In front of an audience composed of professors and students from the Fayoum Faculty of Science, she quickly addressed the root causes of climate change before moving on to the particular threats Egypt is facing. “When we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas, we release large amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere that prevent our planet from keeping the climate stable,” she said, adding that our atmosphere today contains 42 times more...

Ecopreneurs: Getting Green Start-ups off the Ground

Committed to sustainability, green entrepreneurs start businesses offering products or services that benefit the environment and solve a myriad of local problems. At a crossroads between sustainability, innovation and strategic business development, the growing importance of this business segment has been widely recognized worldwide.

The wider adoption of sustainable business practices has opened up opportunities for green entrepreneurs in market-based economies across the globe, including Egypt. Domestically, the creation of green startups has surged since 2011, and more than 200...

Cairo Climate Talks goes to Qena

On March 13th, the South Valley University of Qena hosted the first edition of the “Qena Climate Talks.” In front of an audience of about 100 students and faculty members, Valentin Aich, senior researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, gave a presentation on the general concepts of climate change before looking into its foreseen impacts on Egypt and the MENA region.

Opening remarks were delivered by University President Prof. Abbas Mansour,, and H.E. Julius Georg Luy, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Egypt. Ambassador Luy is convinced that...