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AUC at COP28

December 18, 2023

AUCians across disciplines made their voices heard in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference which is the world’s largest climate conference. Faculty, students and alumni shared their expertise on topics such as green buildings and education, showcased award-winning sustainable startups, and delivered powerful speeches. Read more about AUC at COP28 below.

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George Efram ‘20

Sustainability Analyst, Oscar Limited

Exhibited a startup company in the Green Zone and organized the panel, "Sustainable Procurement: How It Can Help the UAE Meet Its Net Zero Target"

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Amir El-Shenawy ‘13

Award-Winning Film Director and Producer

Screened his short documentary, Drowning Fish, which follows one of the last fishermen of Qarun Lake in Fayoum, Egypt, at the Green Zone during a panel, "Local Storied, Global Impact" and at the Blue Zone.

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Ramy Saleh ‘12

Chief Business Development and Sustainability Officer, El Marakby Steel

Panelist and promoted partnerships within the private sector as well as between NGOs and the private sector, focusing on sustainable steel production

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Yamama Kenawy ‘96

Founder and Managing Director, Tadweera

Led the panel, "Tadweera's Initiative for Green Education in Sustainable Communities"

Other Alumni Participants

Karim Refaat ‘98 ‘03; Manal Hassan ‘90; Dalia Kamar 17; Minister Rania Al Mashat ‘95,; AUC Trustee Ahmed Ismail ‘97; Amir El Shenawy ‘13; Haytham El Maagergi ‘99; Miray Zaki ‘04; Mirna Arif ‘02 ‘07; Samar Negida ‘11 ‘14; Sherif Hafez ‘99; Shereif Rostom ‘05; and Soha El Turky ‘94 ‘98