Egyptian NGOs feel shut out of COP27

Posted on 29 August 2022

A group of Egyptian civil society organisations have been prevented from attending the COP27 climate summit by a covert registration process that filtered out groups critical of the Egyptian government.

Egypt’s foreign, environment, and social solidarity ministries privately selected and screened NGOs that would be permitted to apply for one-time registration for COP27, a separate process from applications for official observer status, which closed last year.