Egypt’s Ministry of Environment launches campaign to raise awareness on climate change impacts
Egypt’s Ministry of Environment has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of climate change impacts under the slogan “Back to nature”.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), the Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) and the association for sustainable quality of living (Estidama) to give an award on fight the impacts of climate change in Africa.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, who stressed that this cooperation comes within the framework of the Ministry of Environment’s keenness to encourage innovations and initiatives from various agencies, whether governmental or civil society.
She added that this agreement also aims to achieve a real integration of the dimension of climate change in various development sectors, and to encourage community participation, especially in light of Egypt’s readiness to host the next climate conference COP27.
It works on presenting to a distinctive Egyptian model based on the involvement of all spectrums through a comprehensive national dialogue, which provides an opportunity to highlight the presentation of different visions and innovations, Fouad added.
The award will be given to winners from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states [Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Dem Rep., Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe] to encourage initiatives towards a better green future for Africa and the world as a whole, to advance innovative projects in information technology, industry, energy, environmental sustainability and natural resources.
The Minister added that the results of the award will be announced and the winners to be honored during the events the COP27 Conference in Sharm el Sheikh due on November 6-18.
The awards categories include technologies that address climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation projects by women-led green medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), green large startups, green finance for banks and investors, climate education for youth in universities, Research centers and non-profit institutions, Fouad sai