'Egypt one of the countries most affected by climate change,' says minister Fouad at conference in S.Korea

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Oct 2018

Egypt's Minister of Environment Yasmin Fouad (Photo: Ahram)

Egypt's Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad has said that Egypt is one of the countries most affected by climate change, stressing the necessity of supporting projects to help cope with its effects in Egypt and the developing world at large.

The minister's statements were made at the Green Climate Fund Conference in South Korea on Tuesday.

The minister affirmed that making a real change requires focusing on investing in the environment and making young people aware and capable of countering the effects of climate change on the local level.

Fouad also stressed the importance of the equitable use of natural resources in the fight against climate change, noting the important role of the Green Climate Fund in this area.

The minister added that Egypt has prioritised improving the health, education and transportation sectors to improve the quality of life of the Egyptian citizen and cope with the effects of climate change.

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