Recent Events

Cowspiracy Movie Screening & Discussion

In 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations stated that each year 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions as well as 25% of worldwide water consumption go to the account of the meat and dairy industry, calling for an urgent need to reconsider food sources to counter climate change more efficiently. However, this considerable driving factor of climate change is all too often overlooked in the manifold discussions about how to most effectively cut down climate-damaging emissions. Consequently, the CCT in its 48th session seeked to draw attention to the important and...

Biodiversity in a Changing Climate

Human survival and wellbeing depend upon biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, and the goods and services they provide. Yet, in recent decades, the world has experienced unprecedented biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, undermining the very foundations of life on Earth. Rapid demographic changes, over-­consumption, and the use of technologies that damage the environment, now combined with climate change, are pushing our planet to its limits. According to a recent World Wildlife Foundation’s study, current species extinction rates are estimated to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times...

Biomass in Egypt: Win or Waste?

Efficiently managed biomass offers a huge potential with vast economic and environmental benefits in Egypt. It can be used to produce alternative fuels such as biogas that can be utilized to generate heat, electricity, and high quality organic fertilizer. As promising as this renewable energy resource is, bioenergy contributes to ten percent of the global energy mix but to only one percent of Egypt’s energy mix.
“By 2050, Germany wants to cover 80% of our electricity demand with renewable energies which amounts to a radical transformation of our energy sector”, H.E. Julius Georg Luy...