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Egypt plans to launch first satellite to monitor climate changes in Africa

In the lead-up to the COP27 scheduled to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh in November and in partnership with China, Egypt plans to launch its first satellite specialized in the monitoring of climate changes in Africa.
A general view shows a palm field suffering from desertification on Oct. 27, 2016, near Morocco's southeastern oasis town of Erfoud.

CAIRO — The Space Committee of the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers unveiled during a conference held Oct. 22 Egypt’s plan to launch the first satellite specialized in monitoring climate changes in African countries, in partnership with Chinese parties.

The announcement comes in the lead-up to the UN climate conference (COP27) scheduled to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh Nov. 6-18, in what constitutes an important step to confront climate challenges, especially in countries most vulnerable to the harmful effects of climate change.

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