The Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Activation organized a seminar about the implications of climate change, and its impact on the tourism sector, as well as ways to confront it.
The event was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism in the presence of a number of officials from the Ministry of Environment, Egyptian university students, in addition to representatives of civil society interested in raising awareness of climate change and its impact on society.
On her part, Iman Abdel Rahman, Director General of the Authority’s Internal Offices, noted that the organization comes in line with the ministry’s keenness to intensify efforts to educate society in all its categories of the importance of preserving the environment for sustainable development.
In like manner, Dr. Mostafa El-Sherbiny, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) for Climate, highlighted the implications of climate change issue on the tourism sector and the marine environment.
Furthermore, Amal Al-Argawi, director of the authority’s office in Alexandria, revealed that they set up a number of workshops on the sidelines of this symposium, which touched upon several topics regarding the climate issue.
The workshops addressed ways how to recycle waste and benefit from what surrounds us without causing pollution to the environment and avoid using electrically powered machines or fuels that pollute the environment.
Contributed by Omnia Ahmed