Egypt has recently launched a number of environmental campaigns and initiatives in preparation for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh on November 7.
The following are some of the most notable initiatives recently launched by the Egyptian government with the aim to improve the country’s environmental credentials, and speed up its transition to a low-carbon economy.
- “Blue Lagoon” aims to raise awareness of the importance of nature reserves and their role in preserving natural resources and biodiversity, and of the danger of plastic bags on sea animals.
- The “Green Lung” initiative aims to plant 100 million trees double the share of green spaces, improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, benefit the economy, and improve the citizens’ public health.
- A campaign to restore the environment back to its pristine state. It aims to raise awareness of climate change-related issues in Egyptian society, and encourage people of all age groups to actively participate in protecting the environment from the effects of climate change, and underscore their responsibility and important role in this issue.
- The “Eco Egypt” campaign, aims to protect natural reserves in Egypt, promote ecotourism and raise awareness among citizens of the importance of preserving biodiversity in the natural reserves.