Fouad: 35 projects to be carried out in Sharm ahead of COP27
Wednesday، 17 August 2022 - 01:35 PM
Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad announced that 35 projects will be carried out in Sharm El-Sheikh city in September in preparation for the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Climate Change Convention, which will be hosted by the Egyptian Red Sea resort in November.
In statements to MENA on Wednesday regarding the latest arrangements for COP27, Fouad said that the projects cover the development of the central park in accordance with sustainability criteria, the announcement of a number of hotels as green and sustainable and the transition to new and renewable energy, in addition to the application of a new system for solid waste management through the private sector.
Shifting to the possibility of finalizing the projects in September, the minister added this is a big challenge amid a global economic crisis. However, the working team spares no effort to help the country become the giant project about which the world is talking, she said.
Efforts are focused on turning Sharm El-Sheikh into an eco-friendly, sustainable and integrated tourism city, according to her.
For the first time, a fashion show for fully-recycled clothes will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, that are made of eco-friendly materials in a move meant to raise the public awareness about the issue, the minister went on to say.
Fouad pointed out that COP27 will be a conference for implementation on the ground by handling issues through IT solutions in the different fields.
She said the conference will be inclusive as well in which participants share the same track as far as basic needs of food, water and energy are concerned.
Fouad said "we are dealing with future generation including youth and women and even children. We are looking forward to see all in the Sharm climate gathering."
In addition, the Egyptian Countryside will participate in this important event, where local communities in the green zone will represent the country's villages nationwide, she concluded.
The conference is slated for November 7-18 in Sharm El-Sheikh and offers an important opportunity for looking into the bad impacts of climate changes in Africa.