Egypt’s Rights Record Makes a Mockery of Climate Justice at COP 27

Egypt’s Rights Record Makes a Mockery of Climate Justice at COP 27
A man holds a placard depicting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi as a criminal at a protest in Paris, France, Dec. 8, 2020 (AP photo by Michel Euler).

With the United Nations COP 27 Climate Change Conference set to take place in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh beginning on Nov. 6, many observers have raised concerns about the country’s human rights and environmental records and what this will mean for the conference as well as climate justice more broadly.

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