A UNICEF awareness seminar on the climate change issue in Egypt was held virtually this week on 30 March.
Organized by UNICEF in collaboration with Greenish institutions, in the context of its special information program on the question of climate change, this event aims to sensitize public opinion to the question of global warming and promote climate change education.
It also aims to bring together UN climate experts, think tanks, influencers, and members of Egyptian society to discuss the impact of clime change issues on Egyptian society and trends connected to reducing global warming.
On Wednesday, 30 March, the renowned young actress, and influential celebrity Rana Raeis, who recently took the helm as UN ambassador for Generation Unlimited initiative, moderated the panel discussion, which is held under the theme: “Solutions for Climate Change Issues.”
Meanwhile, the climate expert, Salma Kadry, and other UNICEF representatives sat on that panel.
Asking about the impact of climate change on water resources in Egypt, Kadry indicated that climate change is increasing the gap between water demand and supply.
In the same connection, she noted that climate change has become a more stark reality in Egypt and the rest of the world as well, leading to increasingly extreme weather, citing intense heatwaves, droughts, and forest fires that occurred in Turkey as an example.
“We must power sustainable change with everyone and build people’s capacity to act,” she said.
When asked about climate and water-related disasters, Kadry replied, “We seek to expand individuals’ capacities for combating the global crisis while simultaneously improving their ability to respond in an inclusive and accessible manner.”