COP27: Egypt creating climate of fear for environmentalists ahead of conference

INTERNATIONAL In a stinging report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused the Egyptian government of “severely curtailing” the rights of environmental groups in the country and their ability to carry out their work of protecting the natural environment. “The Egyptian government has imposed arbitrary funding, research, and registration obstacles that have[…]

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COP25 summit fails to address key carbon markets issue

After lengthy negotiations, delegations from nearly 200 countries at the COP25 climate summit have reached an agreement on stepping up the global response to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. However, negotiators on Sunday stalled on an agreement on the regulation of carbon markets, one of the most critical and contentious issues at[…]

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Let them eat the city, say the urban farmers of Paris

Parisian mushrooms are reclaiming their space in the dark spaces under the City of Light. “When cars arrived in Paris in the 1930s they pushed out “champignons de Paris” (known in English as button mushrooms),” explains Jean-Noel Gertz, CEO of Cycloponics, the start-up that has transformed an abandoned car park into[…]

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