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AUC's Climate Change Initiative was established in response to worldwide climate change challenges and the active role academic and research institutions must play in understanding and addressing them. This initiative includes research, student activities, teaching and learning, as well as outreach activities. It draws on AUC’s extensive international network and rests on the academic and research expertise at the University’s departments and research centers. The initiative’s areas of focus are aligned with national and regional climate change and sustainability priorities.

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Focus Areas

Upcoming Events

Taking Stock of COP27

Monday, December 12, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
AUC Tahrir Square
A discussion to explore the main climate gains made through COP27 and ways of translating them into just climate action.

Research and Initiatives

Noha El-MikawyFinance for Climate Action

Noha El-Mikawy, Dean of School of Global Affairs and Public Policy chats with Vera Songwe, Nonresident Senior Fellow – Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative, and former Under Secretary General at the UN and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa on the Finance for Climate Action report how emerging market economies can fill the fiscal constraints and the impact of Climate Change.

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Heaven and Hell in the Anthropocene: Faculty Art Installation at COP27

Professor of Practice Bahia Shehab (MA '09) presents her experiential artwork, Heaven and Hell in the Anthropocene, in the heart of the Green Zone at COP27. The installation interactively shows viewers potential outcomes for humanity depending on how we choose to treat the environment.

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Momen El-Husseiny takes Cairo Bike for a spin in downtown Cairo

AUC, University of Sheffield Students Collaborate to Boost Egypt's First Bike Share Program

Downtown Cairo is many things: a hub for Egyptian history, a home of historic and modern restaurants and shops, and the heart of a massive transportation network that extends all the way to the city’s desert suburbs. It is not, however, a haven for cyclists. 

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Futures Lab Attendees

The Future of “Greening” Real Estate in Egypt; AUC Hosts Futures Lab to Explore Climate-Adaptive Development

Ahead of Egypt hosting COP27, the AUC Innovation Hub and New Silk Roads convened a Futures Lab in September exploring the question: “What if real estate accelerates a green transition?”

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Closing the GAP-P

Large global issues such as climate change are difficult to tackle across sectors. Scientists, politicians, local governments and corporate industries often get isolated in their efforts to address environmental challenges, coming up with solutions that are narrower or smaller in scale.

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Our Faculty Delegates

Meet AUC faculty members who were active participants in COP27 and worked on different areas of research on climate change.

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Our Students

AUC students representing AUC at COP27.

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John Kerry

We stand ready to work with all parties and the Egyptian COP presidency to ensure that the Glasgow Sharm El-Sheikh Work Program on the Global Goal on Adaptation will accelerate effective action, and to fully operationalize the Santiago Network.  

John Kerry
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
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Our aim in this initiative is to reinforce AUC’s role as an active academic hub on climate change and sustainable development in Egypt and the region, as well as an active contributor to global efforts addressing climate change challenges.

Ahmad Dallal
AUC President
ahmed el khatib

My visit to COP27 has introduced me to a lot of very interesting initiatives and solutions as well as helped me expand my network, learn about many of the leading sustainable businesses of the world and meet great critical minds. It was astounding to me to learn what could be done in a matter of few years if everyone takes a solid stand towards a more sustainable future.

Ahmed El Khatib
Mechanical Engineering Sophomore

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Sustainability at AUC

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Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability

The center guides sustainable development efforts, providing holistic academic programs, applied interdisciplinary research, and community services for improving lives, livelihoods and safeguarding natural resources.

 

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Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is responsible for addressing AUC’s environmental challenges, including climate change, resource scarcity, pollution, and waste management.

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Academic Programs

AUC provides multiple academic programs on sustainability, which aim to educate innovative and visionary leaders with a holistic understanding of the developmental challenges in today’s world.

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