30 October 2022
UN Climate Conference (COP 27)


The 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) is held on 6-18 November 2022, in Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Centre (SHICC). COP27 has four key goals, including mitigation, adaptation, finance and collaboration.  COP27 is seen as a great opportunity to promote international climate action, and to unify the demands of African and developing countries, particularly when it comes to issues of adaptation to the effects of climate change.

Hosting COP 27, Egypt is ramping up initiatives designed to improve the country’s environmental credentials, and speed up its transition to a low carbon economy. Egypt’s COP27 vision is to move from negotiations and planning to implementation, with a clear recognition of the gravity of the global climate challenge and appreciation of the value of multilateral, collective and concerted action as the only means to address this global threat.

The Egyptian Presidency program at COP 27 includes a number of thematic days which will offer a venue for panel discussions, roundtables and side events on the margins of the official negotiations. The thematic days will enable a broad interaction among various stakeholders where the voice of youth, women, civil society and indigenous people will be heard.  Among key focus areas will be the promise of innovation and clean technologies to the climate crisis. The role of science will also be highlighted in addition to biodiversity, energy transition, decarbonization efforts and finance.

In this regard, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and its affiliates will participate in a number of panel discussions, sessions, exhibitions, competitions and other events held in both the Blue and Green zones of the conference, tackling a number of topics, including AI and climate change, green data centers, smart management of e-waste, the role of digital platforms in raising awareness and others. MCIT is also playing a significant role in several areas regarding hosting COP 27, including preparing the infrastructure and organizing competitions and hackathons to find best solutions for mitigating climate change and fostering resilience.
 
Egypt is keen to promote implementing environmentally friendly policies and moving towards building a green economy. The Egyptian ICT sector has adopted a number of main action plans to contribute to confronting climate change effects. MCIT cooperates with the Ministry of Environment in several fields to use and adapt ICT solutions to protect the environment and develop policies for the safe disposal of electronic waste. This is along with reviewing the requirements for licensing the construction of cell towers to ensure that the safety of the environment is not violated.

In addition to using green sustainable solutions, Egypt has an ambitious plan for urban expansion within the framework of developing the national strategy for smart and sustainable cities. It entails plans to equip new cities based on environmentally friendly infrastructure and technologies, in parallel with the gradual transformation of old cities to more sustainable models.

MCIT @ COP27

The Role of Technology in Decreasing Carbon Emissions and Moving towards a Sustainable Digital Economy
04:00-05:00 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone- MCIT Pavilion
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/95468068349

Digital Financial Inclusion and its Effect on Climate Change
12:00-01:00 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone- MCIT Pavillon
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/95450337476

Tutorial on Leveraging International Standards to Support the Advancement of Climate–Neutral Cities
03:00-04:00 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone- MCIT Pavillon
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/93433933427



How GovTech Programmes are Transforming Government
02:00-03:30 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone- MCIT Pavillon
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/94752670474

GreenTech + GovTech = Public Sector Climate Action
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone- MCIT Pavillon
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/94320292910

Post Contribution to Green Investment
01:00-03:00 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone- MCIT Pavillon
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/92579880558





Capacity Building for e-Waste Management
01:00-02:15 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone- MCIT Pavillon
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/94724693973

Supporting Innovation: Raising Awareness with the Help of Digital Platforms for Climate Change
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Venue: Green Zone - Hall B
 
Tech-based Innovations for Climate Challenges (Climathon 2022)
10:00-12:00 a.m.
Venue: Green Zone - MCIT Pavilion
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/96483435418
 
How Can Digital Transformation Accelerate Green Transition
01:00-02:00 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone - MCIT Pavilion
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/94651847441

Sustainability Commitment towards Climate Protection; Reducing Carbon Footprint of Postal Operations through Digital Mail Box
01:00-02:00 p.m.
Venue: Blue Zone - Hall B - Egypt Pavilion
 
Sustainability Commitment towards Climate Protection; Reducing Carbon Footprint of Postal Operations through Digital Mail Box
03:00-04:00 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone - MCIT Pavilion
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/98837449881
 
Climate AI: Where and How to Use AI to Combat CC with Focus on Global South
03:00-03:45 p.m.
Venue: Blue Zone - Hall B - Egypt Pavilion

Tutorial on ITU Standards Related to Green Digital Transformation - The Role of the ICT Sector in Reducing GHG Emissions Globally
04:30-05:30 p.m.
Venue: Green Zone - MCIT Pavilion
Remote Participation Link: https://zoom.us/j/97890636153

Management of e-Waste as a Source of Urban Mining within the Concept of Circular Economy
6:00-06:45 p.m.
Venue: Blue Zone - Hall B - Egypt Pavilion

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