Climate Change Events

AUC is participating in COP27, held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November. The University supports the agenda for climate action and continues its role in educating the public and diffusing innovation for a sustainable future.

Check out the upcoming events held at AUC. In case you miss any event, make sure to watch the coverage of previous events.

Upcoming Events

Adopt-A-Plot!

On going from Monday, September 26, 2022, 08:00 AM - Saturday, December 31, 2022, 06:00 AM
AUC New Cairo
Now you can plant your own vegetables and fruits on campus! Take part in this exciting project that aims to present a simpler version of farming, agriculture basics, sustainability and water conservation.

Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children

On going from Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 PM - Saturday, October 15, 2022, 07:00 PM
AUC Tahrir Square
The 12th edition of the festival is dedicated to the environment, allowing young people to explore and interact with nature and the spaces around them.

Nature in an Era of Crisis

Monday, October 17, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Online
Join Marcelo Furtado, principal at NatureFinance, as he discusses how markets, trade and the global economy have historically underpriced nature, leading to its unsustainable exploitation.

Climate Crisis and Women's Health: The Impact on Gender

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Online
Join in to learn about how the ongoing climate crisis impacts the health and human rights of women, girls, and newborns. Featuring Dr. Padmini Murthy MD, MPH, MS  FRSPH, FAMWA, professor and global health director, New York Medical College.

Cairo Media Conference Fourth Edition

On going from Sunday, October 23, 2022, 09:00 AM - Monday, October 24, 2022, 05:00 PM
Online
Tune in for a livestream of the fourth edition of the Cairo Media Conference, dubbed Communicating Climate Change, which will shed a spotlight on this era's most crucial issue, climate change. 

Insights and Trends in Corporate Sustainability

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Online
Join Tensie Whelan, clinical professor of business and society as she provides insights into how companies tackle the risks and opportunities created by environmental and social issues.

Previous Events

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Climate Change: Scientific Evidence, Vulnerability and the Call for Transformation

September 21, Held as part of the Gerhart Center Webinar Series, this panel discussion focused on the state of the science and evidence of the existential risk posed by climate change and the “transformation” imperative and its link to impact, vulnerability and adaptation. 

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Towards a More-Than-Human Mobility: The Future of Sustainable Cities in Egypt

September 18, Egyptian cities to come will not look like the cities of today. In this event, Momen El-Husseiny of AUC and Noran Abdou ’14 of AECOM discussed how this rapid urbanization will affect the future.

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The Stories Behind Uncertain Futures: Using Scenario Planning to Imagine the Future of Energy

September 6, In this Futures Talk, Moataz Darwish of AUC and Salma Nagy of BP Egypt unraveled how the energy sector addresses climate change challenges. The talk also explores how scenario planning helps us imagine a range of possible futures, thus gradually transforming the unknowable into the knowable.

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COP27 and Beyond: Climate Policy and Inclusive Development

September 5, AUC’s public policy research project, Alternative Policy Solutions, hosted Special Representative of COP27 President-Designate Wael Aboulmagd to discuss the significance of COP27 for Egypt's inclusive economic development path and the country’s goals for the global meet, which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh in November 2022.

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Building to COP27: Accelerating Climate Solutions through Sustainable Built Environments in the Middle East and Africa

July 28, The Building To COP Coalition is a group of organizations catalyzing climate action in cities, regions, and the built environment, and work closely with the UN High-Level Climate Champions. The event discusses how we can accelerate climate solutions through sustainable built environments in the Middle East and Africa.

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The Road to Sharm El Sheikh: Preparing for COP27 (Opening Session)

July 19, Alternative Policy Solutions, a public policy research project at AUC, hosted "The Road to Sharm El Sheikh,” Civil Society COP27 Meeting in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-Egypt. The event brought together more than 50 civil society associations and key government representatives to discuss climate change strategies and policies ahead of COP27 this fall.

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The Road to Sharm El Sheikh: Preparing for COP27 (Closing Remarks)

July 19, The Road to Sharm El Sheikh: Preparing for COP27 closing keynote remarks by H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN High-Level Climate Change Champion for Egypt.

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AUC Climate Change Initiative Launch

June 28, Watch AUC President Ahmad Dallal and UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt and Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund Mahmoud Mohieldin as they unravel the Initiative's multidisciplinary collaboration in utilizing the vast expertise available across the University to address our planet's pressing climate and sustainability issues. 

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Innovation Hub and New Silk Roads Roundtables

May 2022, the Innovation Hub and New Silk Roads convened two roundtables to begin shaping the Futures Lab theme and exploring different conceptions of an Egypt green transition beyond just carbon neutral. The roundtables have been carried out with a group of thought leaders from diverse backgrounds to begin shaping the Futures Lab themes. 

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Tahrir Dialogue Series 101: A Conversation About "COP 27, from an African Perspective

April 22, Addressing climate change on a global and equitable level is imperative. COP-27, hosted in Egypt next November, is a promising opportunity to have voices from the global south heard.

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Just Transition for Africa: The Role of Business Schools

March 20, A roundtable at the Business Forum 2022 that discusses environmental issues and challenges facing the African continent while analyzing related issues of social justice and energy poverty, in addition to key priorities for Africa at the upcoming COP27.