The Egyptian Department of Information and Environmental Awareness has organized a number of awareness seminars on climate change in the Egyptian delta – press photo
CAIRO – May 07, 2022: The Egyptian Department of Environmental Information and Awareness has organized a number of awareness seminars entitled “Climate change and global warming and its impact on humans and the environment “in some schools and cultural houses in several governorates of the Delta, the Ministry of the Environment said in a statement on Saturday.
The seminars were held in light of Egypt’s national strategy to raise public awareness on climate change ahead of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), the ministry added. The seminars were given at the headquarters of the Maison de la culture Quesna in the governorate of Menoufia, at the Shafiq Ainer school in the village of Mit Al-Nour, at the Zefta center in the governorate of Gharbia, at the secondary school Umm Al-Momineen in Tanta in the governorate of Gharbia and in Martyr Magdy. Mahmoud Al-Qashash School and Quesna Secondary School for Girls.
The seminars covered the definition of global warming and greenhouse gases, their role and danger on the planet, and a brief overview of the environmental changes caused by pollution in the world. They also discussed the importance of trees and green plants in reducing CO2 emissions.
In addition to this, the Egyptian Ministry of Environment delivered 276 containers of waste to the Ministry of Education for distribution to schools in Tanta town of Gharbyia governorate in the Egyptian delta.
This set of containers aims to prevent any accumulation of waste and to preserve the health of pupils in schools and the safety of the environment.
Five days ago, the Alexandria office of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency launched the first sessions of the national dialogue on climate change, the environment ministry said in a statement. The sessions aim to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on people’s lives and their environment, in addition to brainstorming ideas to help mitigate those impacts, the statement added. Sessions discussed innovative ideas and technologies that help streamline water and energy consumption.
On March 27, 2022, Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad launched the first national dialogue on climate change since Sharm el-Sheikh, where the conference would meet in November.
Egypt has raised awareness of taking into account the impacts of climate change in daily living activities by rationalizing citizens’ consumption of water, energy and resources, according to the minister.