Tag: Egypt

    Climate change, rising sea level threaten Egypt’s Alexandria
    27 Dec 2021

    During the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson painted a bleak picture of Egypt’s Alexandria, warning that it could disappear under rising seas. During the inauguration speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) held in the Scottish city of Glasgow from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, British Prime […]

    Egypt to open its first green hydrogen plant in November 2022
    19 Dec 2021

    Egypt will have its first green hydrogen production plant up and running next November, Ayman Soliman, CEO of Egypt’s Sovereign Fund, said. This comes in accordance with the agreement signed last October with the Norwegian Scatec alliance, Fertiglobe, and the Emirati Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, where quantities of 50 to 100 megawatts will be […]

    Who is responsible for the climate issue?
    15 Dec 2021

    One year from now, the COP27 climate change conference will be held in Egypt, providing an opportunity for the Egyptian state to acquire balanced knowledge of one of the most important issues of our times, which – notwithstanding its extreme importance – is the subject of deep-seated differences between major countries. Let’s check the article […]

    Extreme heat takes toll on Egypt’s archaeological heritage
    01 Nov 2021

    Extreme heat, in addition to rising sea levels, is having an impact on antiquities and cities overlooking the Mediterranean in Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists are sounding the alarm over the threat climate change and pollution are posing to the country’s unique ancient heritage, with an increasing number of wildfires and rising sea levels presenting a risk […]

    Egypt aims to convert 50% of projects to green projects by 2024, says minister

    Egypt aims to convert half of its projects to green ones by 2024 through bonds, and the preparation of a national strategy for climate change, the country’s environment minister, has said. Yasmine Fouad told the vice president of the European Union Commission for the Green Deal, Frans Timmerman, that Egypt had seen the need to […]

    Egypt eyes quadrupling desalination capacity in 5 years

    Water-scarce Egypt aims to more than quadruple desalination capacity by granting private companies concessions from its sovereign wealth fund to build 17 plants with sustainable solar energy over the next five years. The plan fits into Egypt’s push to diversify its freshwater sources for a fast-growing population as it faces competition for Nile river water […]

    Q&A: How an Egyptian research team discovered a new species of 4-legged whale

    In 2008, during a discovery expedition organized by the Environment Ministry to search for whale fossils in the Fayoum desert, a team of scientists found a skull, jaw, two vertebrae, and several other whale bones among dozens of other fossils that the ministry collects for scientific research. For years, the head of the team, Mohamed […]

    After subsidy cuts price them out of diesel, Egyptian farmers in Qena turn to solar energy for groundwater
    27 Sep 2021

    Under the scorching heat of Upper Egypt, between lands that vibrate in hues of green and lands awash in barren drabness, a modest house stands in the mountains of Garah. Let’s read the Madamasr story about what’s behind this house. This report was published with the Médias Indépendants sur Le Monde Arabe and Orient XXI. […]

    Carbon colonies & a Green New Deal
    15 Sep 2021

    Can the climate emergency show us how to see through the political stasis of MENA current regimes? Let’s check out the controversial pre-pandemic article written by Omar Robert Hamilton for Madamasr. The author is a filmmaker and writer. He co-founded the Palestine Festival of Literature and the Mosireen media collective in Cairo. His debut novel, […]

    How Egypt’s water feeds the Gulf

    This story about the acquisition of Egypt’s natural resources to secure Gulf food was made possible by Madamasr with support from InfoNile and Pulitzer Center. Let’s get to know what it is about. *** Vast expanses of green extend across the horizon, tended by the advanced machinery that has replaced hundreds of agricultural workers. The […]