Egyptian Youth Council launches MENA region’s first program on climate change – Society – Egypt

The launch ceremony of the national climate change agenda by the Egyptian Youth Council (EYC), led by board chairman Mohamed Mamdouh, on Tuesday.

The agenda, Coping with and adapting to climate change and mitigating its negative effects, was drafted by civil society institutions in cooperation with the German Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

It includes topics on energy efficiency, environmentally friendly technologies, measures to mitigate the effects of global warming and applications of environmental standards and laws, the EYC said.

The three-session event marking the launch of the agenda brought together parliamentarians and public figures.

The first session addressed the role of civil society and political parties in preparing for the UN Climate Change Conference COP27, which Egypt will host in the seaside city of Sharm el-Sheikh in November.

The second session discussed the role of legislation and laws in reducing environmental pollution, while the third presented the results of the training workshops attended by the participants.

“The agenda was prepared by a number of political parties represented in parliament, such as Mostaqbal Watan, Humat El-Watan, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, the Congress Party, together with 15 civil society organizations civil society focused on environmental issues, activists, experts, and academics,” said Mohamed Mamdouh, Chairman of the EYC Board.

The College of Environmental Studies and Research and specialists from the Environment, Energy and House of Representatives Planning and Budget Committees also participated in the development of the agenda, Mamdouh added. .

Preparations for the EYC agenda started in 2020 with sessions and workshops held periodically in cooperation with entities concerned with the environment.

Egypt launched the National Climate Change Strategy 2050 in November on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow to achieve five goals, including promoting governance of climate change action, increasing sustainable economic growth , strengthening adaptation and resilience and improving scientific research.

The country has quickly become one of the first developing countries to adopt decisive policies on climate change, whether through green transformation through the construction of green cities, the transition to clean transport or the emission of carbon dioxide. green bonds.

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