Egyptian Minister of Youth proposes to organize COY 17 on the sidelines of COP 27

Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad meets Youth Minister Ashraf Sobhy- press photo

CAIRO – January 17, 2022: Egyptian Youth Minister Ashraf Sobhy has offered to hold the COY 17 Youth Conference, on the sidelines of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to be held from November 8 to 20 in Sharm El Sheikh, Environment Minister Yassmine Fouad said in a statement on Monday.

She added that the aim of holding COY 17 is to empower young people and make their voices heard officially at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to develop intergovernmental policies on climate change.

“The conference aims to build [youths’] capabilities through [holding] workshops and cultural exchanges. This comes by inviting young people working in the field of the environment to participate in the organizing process and the formation of an Egyptian union for these people to organize their efforts,” she continued.

COP26 President Alok Sharma met on Saturday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, President-designate of COP27. Egypt and the UK affirmed their joint commitment to accelerating the fight against climate change.

Fouad announced earlier this month that the ministry had a four-pronged plan to host COP27.

The minister said that the first axis includes improving the efficiency of hotels, dive centers and hotel rooms in Sharm el-Sheikh, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism.

The second axis is to provide environmentally friendly transportation, while the third axis is about increasing the electrical capacity of the conference room, while the fourth is about increasing the efficiency of the waste system of the city in terms of collection, transport, treatment and recycling. .

The Minister announced this plan during a meeting with the Minister of Local Development, Mahmoud Shaarawy, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Local Development.

They also discussed some waste-to-energy projects besides the draft form of contract between investors and governorates through the Waste Management Regulatory Agency.

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