How can we seriously talk about environmental shifts when Egypt, once the intellectual light of the Arab world, continues to rest on the lowest level of human index of global development, on human equity, on education, on intellectual property, on scientific achievements, on patents, on gender equality, on human rights. Seriously?
Source: The Non-Existence of Human Rights in Egypt Today: The case of Alaa Abd el-Fattah – CounterPunch.org
Cybersecurity experts warn that official Cop27 climate app requires access to a user’s location, photos and even emails
Source: Fears mount that Cop27 app could be used by Egypt to surveil regime’s critics | Cop27 | The Guardian
Failure to address country’s abuses will obstruct rollout of meaningful climate action, director of Human Rights Watch says
Source: Egypt silenced climate experts’ voices before hosting Cop27, HRW says | Cop27 | The Guardian
“Unless political freedoms are defended, there will be no meaningful climate action. Not in Egypt, nor anywhere else. These issues are intertwined, as are our fates.”
Source: Naomi Klein Spotlights Perils of UN Climate Summit Hosted by Despotic Egyptian Regime
The ongoing hunger strike of Egyptian political prisoner Alaa Abd El Fattah forcefully reminds us that there can be no meaningful climate action without political freedom.
Source: COP27 Summit in Egypt’s Police State Creates Moral Crisis for Climate Movement
Human Rights Watch – (Beirut) – The Egyptian government has severely curtailed environmental groups’ ability to carry out independent policy, …
Source: Egypt, among Countries most Threatened by Climate Emergency, Cripples Environmental Groups