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Sharm el-Sheikh gets $7 million to become green city for COP27

The Egyptian government, the UN Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility are aiming to transform Sharm el-Sheikh into a green city in the lead-up to the international climate conference in November.
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CAIRO — Sharm el-Sheikh, a resort city on the Red Sea coast, will be transformed into a sustainable green city before it hosts the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in November, with the help of a $7 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

On June 6, Egyptian officials signed the Sharm Green City Project agreement in a ceremony attended by Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad and South Sinai Gov. Khaled Fouda. Egypt's Environment Affairs Agency will implement the GEF-funded project in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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