Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad. gov.EG
The eighth National Week for Sustainable Development coincides with the ESDF’s launch of the Baladna Hosts Climate Summit Initiative in cooperation with the Arab Office for Youths and Environment and the Arab Network for Environment and Development.
The initiative aims to mobilise the efforts of civil society organisations to take part in the preparations for the upcoming UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP27) that will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh this November.
The National Week for Sustainable Development included organising a number of activities inside some schools and youth centres with the aim of raising awareness of climate change and how to mitigate its effects as well as enhancing the ability of local communities to adapt to climate threats.
In May, the Egyptian government launched the country’s 2050 National Strategy for Climate Change which stipulates cutting emissions in various sectors to maintain sustainable economic growth, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, producing energy from waste, and using alternative energy forms like green hydrogen.