COP27: ‘It’s up to the people to bring the change we need to see’
16 November 2022 | 12:10 pm
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The world climate conference, COP-27, has kicked off in Egypt in a year of global crises. Weather disasters, food shortages, and the war in Ukraine underscore the urgency facing the delegates from nearly 200 countries.
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