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Egypt intensifies green initiatives ahead of COP27

Egypt has intensified efforts in preparation for hosting the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference, by launching a number of initiatives to resolve environmental problems and ease the impact of climate change.
Modern buildings at a compound are seen in the east of Cairo, Egypt, June 16, 2017.

CAIRO — Egypt has recently launched a series of environmental campaigns and initiatives as part of its preparations for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which it will host in Sharm el-Sheikh Nov. 7.

On Aug. 20, the Central Administration for the Protection of Nature, affiliated with the Ministry of Environment, launched a campaign dubbed “Blue Lagoon,” which aims to raise awareness of the importance of nature reserves and their role in preserving the natural resources and biodiversity, and of the danger of plastic bags on sea animals.

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