Egypt’s environmental history offers a warning for COP27

Guests enter the convention center hosting COP27, the U.N. climate summit, on Nov. 4 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (Peter Dejong/AP)
November 7, 2022

This week, the global environmental elite will gather in the Egyptian tourist city of Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the world’s largest coordinated initiative to attempt to address climate change. Egypt has a long history of environmental policymaking and, as host, it will influence the conference’s agenda.