Samar Samir

S. Korean ambassador bids farewell to Egypt

Thu, 18 May 2023 - 10:59 GMT

In comments to Egypt Today, the ambassador clarified that the increase in Egyptian exports is driven by Egyptian natural gas exports to Korea, which have increased by more than seven times.

New bill brought before Parliament to achieve net-zero emissions by 2025

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 - 11:46 GMT

The draft law was submitted by lawmaker Amira Saber, a member of Coordination's Committee of Party's Youth Leaders and Politicians [CPYP], Youm7 reported.

Nearly US$ 172 Million pledged to Adaptation Fund for Most Climate-Vulnerable countries at COP27

Thu, 17 Nov 2022 - 12:25 GMT

A total of $172 million has been pledged from developed countries to the the Adaptation Fund that serves the developing countries.

COP27 calls for more women engagement in climate action

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 04:44 GMT

Daniel Fisher from the UK told Egypt Today that it is so important to keep the indigenous leaders in general, and indigenous women in particular, involved not only in side events but also in decision making meetings.

COP27 Egypt Presidency, FAO Launch FAST Initiative

Sun, 13 Nov 2022 - 04:52 GMT

The new initiative is targeting the food security in the most countries vulnerable to climate change impacts, the OP27 said in a statement.

COP27 President: Indigenous people’s experiences contribute to implementing climate change pledges

Sat, 12 Nov 2022 - 11:54 GMT

Shoukry’s comments were given at a roundtable with indigenous people delegation at the COP27.

Egypt, US Announce over $150 Million to Aid Africa’s Adaptation to Climate Change at COP27

Sat, 12 Nov 2022 - 11:13 GMT

USD $13.6 million for a Systematic Observations Financing Facility that will help fill weather, water, and climate observation gaps in Africa.

Egypt, ISESCO, UN signed agreement to establish fund for protecting archaeological Sites and museums from climate change impacts

Fri, 11 Nov 2022 - 01:36 GMT

The government is building two solar power plants in the Grand Egyptian Museum and Sharm El Sheikh Museum.

All you need to know about newly-launched UN Climate Solidarity Pact

Mon, 07 Nov 2022 - 01:06 GMT

Guterres called for the US and China as the world’s largest economies to make this pact a reality, saying “It is either a Climate Solidarity Pact – or a Collective Suicide Pact.”

et guide to COP27: List of attending Heads of state and governments

Sun, 06 Nov 2022 - 09:43 GMT

As the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) kicks off Sunday, more than 100 heads of state and governments will be participating in Sharm El-Sheikh.

COP27 kicks off with electing Egypt’s FM as president of the Conference for 2022

Sun, 06 Nov 2022 - 09:04 GMT

A total of 40,000 participants are expected to attend Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit, thematic days, flagship initiatives, and Green Zone activities.

List of Heads of State and Government attending COP27

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 - 03:59 GMT

A total of 40,000 participants are expected to attend Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit, thematic days, flagship initiatives, and Green Zone activities, and are set to engage with climate and other overlapping global challenges.

Egypt delivers on addressing challenges to COP 27 to avoid ‘backsliding’ on climate financial pledges: Ambassador

Thu, 27 Oct 2022 - 04:02 GMT

“Unfortunately, I have to say that there is potential non-delivery and potential backsliding on pledges,” said the ambassador, adding that “Developing countries are rasing strong concern for that.”

Egypt is ready to host COP 27: Sameh Shoukry

Thu, 27 Oct 2022 - 12:30 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister and COP27 President Designate and Sameh Shoukry and the Egyptian team were on-ground in Sharm El Sheikh, for final touches ahead of COP27.

Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh city declared free from single-use plastic bags

Sat, 22 Oct 2022 - 09:38 GMT

The declaration was stated after launching an initiative to clean up Sharm El-Sheikh’s land and sea from plastic materials on Saturday, in preparation for hosting the COP 27 conference due in the city on November 6-18.

Egypt, UNFCCC, climate change experts discuss challenges to COP27 success

Sat, 22 Oct 2022 - 09:01 GMT

The meetings, facilitated by the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations (CEMUNE), discussed the “current situation in Ukraine, high energy prices, and predicted economic recession,” said the COP 27 Communication center in a statement on Friday.

Safe flyway in Egypt: How did mortality rate of migrating birds over wind power farms decline to 1% ?

Mon, 10 Oct 2022 - 06:29 GMT

Recently, the ministry updated its guidelines and recommended putting sensors at the turbines of wind power farms to better monitor the moves of migratory birds and automatically shut down.

Egypt says 6 round-tables for heads of state to be set ‘for more political engagement’ in COP 27, urges them 'to put differences aside'

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 - 09:48 GMT

Ambassador Wael Aboulmagd, Special Representative of the COP27 President continued that Egypt is aware of the problems of Africa as it chaired the African Union in 2018/2019 and would “would achieve maximum progress” for the African countries.

2022 special year for Egypt, Indonesia as both hosting COP27 conference, G20 summit: Ambassador

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 03:43 GMT

“Let us continue to work together to further deepen, strengthen and expand our friendship of cooperation in the next 75 years,” he concluded.

How Egyptian government lowered prices of barley rice to make it affordable

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 - 07:43 GMT

The Egyptian government issued a decree, per which farmers shall deliver barley rice during the current season and until mid-December, to make it available for the public on the ration cards.