Recent Events

Climate Theater and Playback Performance

Climate Action Theater and Playback Performance

3/12/2017, DAAD premises, Zamalek, Cairo

On 3 December 2017 the German Embassy organized the final Cairo Climate Talks event of 2017 at the premises of the DAAD and invited the audience to experience a unique interactive mode of climate and playback theatre performed by talented theatre troupe Khoyout.

The event was opened by Mr. Simon Brombeiss, head of the Cultural and Educational Section at the German Embassy. In his opening remarks, Mr. Brombeiss highlighted the importance of local communities and their role in...

Climate Change and Public Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the worldwide number of deaths caused by climate change is rapidly increasing, whether indirectly through diseases like malaria, diarrhea, malnutrition and respiratory diseases, or directly through extreme weather conditions like droughts, heat waves and floods. In Egypt, with its almost 100 million citizens, threats posed by extreme weather conditions are already a reality. In 2015, the Egyptian Ministry of Health registered more than 100 deaths due to extreme summer heat waves. In that same year, news reported that 11 citizens had lost...

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...