Cairo Review No. 47
COP27: A Climate Tipping Point?
The Future of Water in MENA is at Stake
The MENA region, one of the driest in the world, is facing unprecedented water management challenges due to the effects of climate change
Could the Future of Work be Green? Two Plot Twists
Given the pressures of climate change could “green” define the future of work? Why are green jobs limited and who is pushing for them to grow?
Q & A
All Policy is Climate Policy
Scholar and activist Jennie Stephens discusses the future of climate policy, emphasizing a “people-first” perspective and the need for larger societal structural transformation
When Consensus Is Reached
The outcome of the UN climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh gives hope for climate justice, but leaves behind many challenges for the upcoming COP28 in Dubai
A Bank of Actions: Making Good on Losses and Damages
In the seat of the COP27 Presidency, Egypt has the chance to reframe the Conference of the Parties as a forum for action based on accountability
COP27 and the Sustainable City: Global Climate Solution or Mirage?
The COP27 meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh highlighted the gap between climate policy goals and climate reality. In the MENA region and globally, cities are key to advancing climate goals
Good to the Last Drop
Why nature-based solutions and adaptive management may hold the key to water conservation in the MENA region
Lessons from COP27: Between Progress and Challenges
While COP27 made progress in the areas of mitigation, adaptation, financing, and incorporating a gender, youth, and human rights perspective, Mexico is putting forward various initiatives to tackle remaining challenges
COP27: Kick the Climate Can Down the Road Another Year
With one COP after another kicking the can down the road, the prospective loss and damage fund is threatened by the same diversionary tactics. To succeed in the climate battle, we need transformative institutions and courageous leadership
Fuelling Transition or Entropy?
Reflections on the politics of climate change, fossil fuels, the destruction of trust, and the narratives we consume
Hearing the Global South in Climate Convos
If progress on climate change is to be made, voices from the most vulnerable Global South and African countries must be heard and included in conversations at climate conferences
Reflections on COP27: How Egypt and India Can Work Together
In the face of the global climate crisis, India and Egypt must continue to lead the Global South in pursuing equitable climate action and building on the outcomes of the twenty-seventh Conference of the Parties in Sharm El-Sheikh
Inclusion and Implementation at COP27: Just the Beginning
Achieving a COP of inclusion and implementation….
Timeline: Environmental Diplomacy from Rio to COP27
Key moments in environmental diplomacy from the historic “Earth Summit” held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 up to COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in November, 2022.