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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Research and Initiatives

Sustainable and Safe: Construction Engineering Students Create Glow-in-the-Dark Concrete

Four undergraduate students in the Department of Construction Engineering have developed self-luminous concrete to light up roadways and pavements without using conventional energy sources.

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The Road to Sharm El Sheikh: Preparing for COP27

“We have a large challenge ahead of us –– the fight against climate change. This is the largest challenge for mankind,” said Ambassador Frank Hartmann, Germany’s ambassador to Cairo during “The Road to Sharm El Sheikh” civil society COP27 meeting.

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Mahmoud Mohieldin speaks at AUC's Climate Change Initiative launch event

AUC Launches Climate Change Initiative

AUC’s Climate Change Initiative was launched to capitalize on AUC’s contributions to national and international efforts in tackling one of the greatest challenges of our time. The initiative focuses on climate change and providing climate change solutions in specific contexts within the country.

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AUC Releases Second Sustainability Report, Highlighting Achievements Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

AUC has published its biennial sustainability report and brochure. Compiled by the Office of Sustainability, this report highlights the University’s commitment to sustainability throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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