Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad said that Egypt’s presidency of the COP 27 is a good opportunity to present its success story in the important steps it has achieved in the environment and climate file and the preservation of its natural resources, according to a statement from the ministry on Wednesday.
Fouad made her remarks during her online participation in the UN Support Forum for Egypt in hosting the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh this November. She also participated in a session on conducting a survey on national awareness of the issue of climate change and communication regarding the conference.
With regard to conducting a national survey regarding awareness towards climate change, the minister indicated that it would allow the state to delve into more details of this issue and identify the points that need further work by measuring the volume of national awareness and determining the appropriate content to fill knowledge gaps.
She further pointed to the role of the survey in providing accurate information at the right time to help decision-makers to move forward and to implement more training and awareness-raising activities for citizens about the climate challenge and its impact on the quality of life.
Fouad also stressed Egypt’s keenness that the initiatives that will be launched during the conference to take into account the human dimension and the interests of citizens and societies around the world and build on previous initiatives launched in climate conferences after the Paris Climate Accords.