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Monday, 25 July 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows: Lavrov is in Cairo + COP27 — and what’s up with alleged damage to North Coast beaches?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Cairo yesterday dominated the airwaves last night. We have the details in this morning’s Diplomacy, above.

What’s happening with North Coast beaches? The Environment Ministry has hired international specialists to assess whether alleged damage to some North Sea beaches is related to climate change or caused by dredging work for Emaar Misr’s Marassi Marina development, Fouad told Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 7:59). The ministry ordered all dredging work near the north coast compounds of Marassi and Stella to stop after a number of people took to social media to complain about environmental damage they claim is being caused by the work. Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 3:44), Hadeeth El Kahera (watch, runtime: 6:07) and Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 5:34) also had the story.

The road to COP27: The government is expecting up to 30k people to attend the COP27 summit in Sharm El Sheikh in November, Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad told Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 3:31 | 8:35). Global climate goals have suffered a setback due to the war in Ukraine, which has triggered food and energy crises around the world and forced several countries to backtrack on their commitments to green energy, she said. Fouad also joined Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 4:48) where she walked us through the government’s preparations to host the gathering.

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