Egypt uncovers official logo for COP27

Egyptian foreign ministry announced on Wednesday, that Egypt’s presidency of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) has uncovered the conference’s official logo, which represents the cultural identity of Egypt and Africa.

COP27 is set to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November, its logo highlights the unique cultural identity of Egypt and the African elements of the ancient Egyptian civilisation, the ministry added.

“The sun, a source of life and a sign of hope, is a deeply rooted symbol in the African civilisation,” the Egyptian foreign ministry said. “The rising and setting sun refers to the cycle of life and renewed hope for a better world, as its rays provide the energy needed for the continuation of life.” the Egyptian foreign ministry added.

“The sun of Aten, with its rays ending in hands, refers to the generosity of nature as it provides the means for life, welfare and prosperity. in the middle of the logo there is a new horizon representing hope for a better future.” the statement said.

Aten was an ancient Egyptian deity represented by the sun disk, and was at the centre of a religious belief system established by 18th dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaten. Atenism is considered one of the earliest, monotheistic religions in recorded history. The Ministry of Foreign affairs said the logo targets to send a message on the importance of preserving our planet.

“It is high time for the international community to show solidarity in the face of climate change, which threatens humanity now more than ever,” the statement concluded.

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