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Egypt celebrates Day of Mediterranean

The Foreign Ministry said Egypt is proud of its Mediterranean identity and belonging to the countries on both sides of the Mediterranean. The regional cooperation is important to confront common challenges, including climate change, illegal immigration, extremism, the statement said.

Daily News Egypt

Opinion| COP26: Time for action before we doom our children and unborn generations to extinction

That is right, extinction. And it is not going to be a quick one, like how dinosaurs got extinct. There has been mounting evidence that climate-driven crises are occurring at greater frequency and with greater intensity than ever before. Today, weather-related disasters occur nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. The number of people around the world requiring lifesaving humanitarian assistance reached an unprecedented 238 million in 2020.

Mohamed Khater Zaid

Opinion| Is carbon pricing the best answer to the climate change crisis?

This agreement, also known as the Paris Agreement, is essentially a plan for the future to avert a climate catastrophe that threatens humanity. It acknowledges that if the Earth’s temperature rose by 1.5°C compared to the pre-industrial temperature, many of the changes that occurred to the planet would become permanent and irreversible. And this agreement, like any plan, must be adhered to for it to succeed, which is why this year’s conference was so important.

Marwa El- Shinawy

China's efforts in maintaining biodiversity in eyes of former diplomat

China’s efforts in maintaining biodiversity in eyes of former diplomat

“Moving in the global ecological civilization, where men would have a very positive relationship with nature, is very poetic. It’s the way the Chinese are moving. I respect that very much and it’s also very much appealing,” said Patrick Nijs, a former Belgian ambassador to China who has now settled in Kunming.

Xinhua

Dale Fox COP15: China's solutions to biodiversity conservation

Dale Fox at COP15: China’s solutions to biodiversity conservation

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for efforts to build a community of all life on Earth at COP15 UN meeting to enhance global biodiversity protection. He called on countries to join hands and start a new journey of high-quality development for humanity for the sake of their common future. Find out what attendees to COP15 …

Xinhua

Xi advocates community of all life on Earth at COP15

“Protecting biodiversity helps protect Earth, our common homeland, and contributes to humanity’s sustainable development,” Xi said when addressing the leaders’ summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) via video link. The meeting is being held in southwest China’s Kunming.

Xinhua

High time to protect biodiversity

As species worldwide continue to become extinct at an alarming rate, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation pose a major risk to human survival and development. It is high time for the international community to join hands to protect their common future. As was underscored by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday, “Our two-century-long …

Xinhua

The world awaits ambitious roadmap for stronger biodiversity protection

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity kicks off Monday in China’s southwestern city Kunming, and expectations are high for a blueprint on preserving global biodiversity in the coming years. Themed “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth,” COP15 is the …

Xinhua