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Egypt announces plan to address climate change following heat wave

Egypt is devising a strategic national plan to address climate change amid a heat wave that swept through the country recently.
An Egyptian tea street vendor walks on a beach, Alexandria, Egypt, Aug. 01, 2019.

Egypt was hit by a severe heat wave in early August caused by climate change, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, thus prompting the Egyptian Ministry of Environment to announce that the state has adopted a 15-year strategic plan to address climate change.

Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad said in a TV statement Aug. 11, “Egypt is ready to confront climate change because it is one of the most affected countries.”

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