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.


Upcoming Events

World Bank Group's Middle East and North Africa Climate Roadmap

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
AUC New Cairo
The World Bank Group presents its climate roadmap in the Middle East and North Africa, which aims to spur climate action and implement a green recovery in the region. A panel discussion on food systems, water security and climate-smart cities follows.

Focus Areas

COP27 and Beyond: Climate Policy and Inclusive Development

Research and Initiatives

AUC Joins Race to Zero Campaign, Pledges to Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050

AUC has joined the Race to Zero campaign, a UN-backed global initiative aimed at achieving a zero-carbon world. The University has pledged to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

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‘Greening’ Real Estate: AUC to Host Collaborative Program on Climate-Adaptive Development

Futures Lab, an upcoming retreat hosted by the AUC Innovation Hub and New Silk Roads, will encourage collaboration between business leaders, architects, researchers and policymakers to explore how the future of Egyptian real estate may be adapted to climate change-related challenges. 

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Special Representative of COP27 President-Designate Wael Aboulmagd Discusses COP27, Climate Solutions at AUC

Special Representative of COP27 President-Designate Wael Aboulmagd took the stage at AUC Tahrir Square this week to discuss the significance of the upcoming COP27 conference, which will be hosted by Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh this November.

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Heat Waves: A New Normal?

From Palmdale, California to Dazhou, China and all continents in between, unprecedented temperatures this summer have impacted the health of our loved ones and wreaked havoc on water, food and energy supplies around the world.

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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.



Office of Sustainability

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


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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