Ahead of COP27, Egypt intensifies efforts to go greener across tourist destinations around Red Sea

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As the UN climate summit (COP27) is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt in less than two weeks, authorities are intensifying efforts to go greener by cleaning up plastic waste around the Red Sea. 

On Saturday, Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad announced Sharm El Sheikh as a city free of single-use plastic bags.

“This comes in light the national strategy to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags, which was adopted in 2021,” added Fouad.

Egypt is proudly hosting COP27 this year, which will focus on funding for mitigation and adaptation, including compensation for countries which experience economic losses and damages associated with impacts of climate change, including extreme events.

 

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