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Nonprofit ‘Youth Love Egypt’ foundation concludes participation in launch of Kenya's Summer School on Climate Justice

The YLE, known for working in the environment protection field, took part in the event as the national coordinator for the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)

Ahram Online , Monday 13 Sep 2021
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Participates from several countries with Ahmed Fathy the founder of Egypt’s nonprofit foundation “Youth Love Egypt” (YLE) planting a tree in Kenya. Photo courtesy of YLE foundation.
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Egypt’s non-profit foundation Youth Love Egypt (YLE) concluded on Monday its participation in the launch of the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice at Kenyatta University in Kenya.

The event lasted for two weeks, from 30 August until 13 September, and saw the participation of representatives from 45 countries, a statement by the foundation read.

The YLE, known for working in the environment protection field, took part in the event as the national coordinator for the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), according to the statement.

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Participates from several countries attending a session about climate change, in Kenya. Photo courtesy of YLE foundation.

The foundation took part in a number of sessions during the event, including a session on the causes and effects of climate change as well as the negotiations and interventions that are taking place to address climate change.

Founder of the YLE Ahmed Fathy and the YLE’s scientific advisor El-Doshy Mahdy reviewed the foundation’s awareness campaigns in universities on curbing the use of plastic.

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Participates from several countries attending a session about climate change, in Kenya. Photo courtesy of YLE foundation.

This session also tackled the most important lessons learned during the summits as well as the negotiations held in accordance with the UN Framework Convention.

Speaking at the event, Fathy shed light on the Egyptian state’s efforts to activate environment laws that contributed to putting an end to rice straw burning and reducing pollution in many factories, the statement read.

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Participates from several countries attending a session about climate change in Kenya. Photo courtesy of YLE foundation.

During the event, Fathy also participated in the “[email protected]” dialogue that reflected 50 years of the UN Environment Programme’s existence.

The dialogue was held on 6 September with the participation of Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, the UNEP director and regional representative for Africa.

Fathy and Mahdy also visited Karura Forest on the sidelines of the event to follow up on environment protection efforts there, where participants also planted a number of trees.

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Participates from several countries pose for an image with their attendance certificates at the closing ceremony of the event in Kenya. Photo courtesy of YLE foundation.

Youth Love Egypt is an NGO registered with the Ministry of Social Solidarity in 2012 to work in the field of environmental protection and services.

Egypt considers addressing climate change a priority, with Minister of Water Resources Mohamed Abdel-Ati warning that "Egypt is one of the countries most affected by climate change."

Abdel-Ati warned in June of climate change’s negative repercussions on Egypt’s water resources and the threat it poses to sustainable development and access to water.

In July, Egypt’s Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad participated in the preparatory ministerial meeting held by the United Kingdom for climate talks ahead of November's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) summit in Glasgow.

During the meeting, Fouad expressed Egypt’s keenness to share its visions and ideas on climate change-related issues.

In an interview with Egyptian state’s news agency MENA later in the same month, Fouad said Egypt proposed to host the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27), in 2022 amid great support by African countries.

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Participates from several countries with Ahmed Fathy the founder of YLE pose for an image in Kenya. Photo courtesy of YLE foundation.

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