Conversations with home-based female workers in the city of Ahmedabad have revealed that abnormal weather patterns (caused due to climate change) are negatively impacting their working conditions and quality of life.
A new research by the state-run Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI); Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gandhinagar; Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) of the US; and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health made an alarming estimation that as a result of climate change, the average temperature of Ahmedabad could rise up to 0.81°C by 2030.
On 21st February 2022, a climate change outreach program – “Building a Climate-resilient Gujarat” was organized by the Climate Change Department at Science City in Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad experienced one of its worst heatwaves in 2010 with 1,344 deaths, while 24,223 people lost their lives between 1992 and 2015 across India. The heatwave was extremely severe this year as well.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report by Working Group II (WGII) warns that the impacts of climate change will continue to worsen and if we don’t limit greenhouse gases soon, we will have very little time to ensure that earth remains habitable.
Banlastic Egypt, an Alexandria-based social enterprise that tackles plastic pollution organized a beach cleanup on the 13th of August 2022 to raise the public's awareness about COP27 and of plastic pollution and how single-use plastic waste harms marine life if it eventually ends up in seas and oceans.
On the 6th of September 2022, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education launched the First International Water Symposium to discuss the latest advancements in the water sector and find solutions to the climate crisis in Egypt and around the world.
With the goal of enhancing the performance of the logistics and transportation sectors in Egypt and to support the shift towards low-carbon transportation along the Alexandria–Greater Cairo Area (GCA) railway corridor, the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors, on 3rd October 2022, approved a US$400 million development financing agreement.
The regional branch of the Environmental Affairs Agency in Alexandria organized the 2nd edition of an annual environmental marathon on 30th July 2022 under the theme:
The second edition of the Egypt – International Cooperation Forum and Meeting of the African Ministers of Finance and Environment was recently held between 7th and 9th September 2022 at St. Regis Almasa Convention Center, New Administrative Capital, Cairo, Egypt.