Top 50 Women Forum hosts new seminar to support Egypt’s green economy transition, climate action

As Egypt is hosting this November the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, the Top 50 Women Forum will launch the first climate awareness training for women in business and female leaders.

The Women Towards Sustainability Seminar will take place on October 12 in collaboration with the Institute of National Planning (INP), DCarbon Sustainability Consultancy, the women forum added in a statement.

The seminar will stress Egyptian women’s role in addressing climate change. Its agenda will include an orientation about the upcoming COP27 and its role in propelling international efforts in this regard, along with discussing women’s role in climate action.

It will also raise awareness among women about the severity of these changes. As relevant studies proved, women are considered the most affected segment by climate change, either economically or socially.

Egypt has already taken serious steps to mitigate climate change, including the restructuring of the National Council for Climate Change chaired by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly. Further, more economic sectors have been integrated into the climate action efforts in development. The climate change strategies of adaptation and mitigation are currently carried out, in collaboration with ministries and the Green Climate Fund to set a plan for attracting investments for positive climate action.

The seminar will be held in the presence of Ashraf Al Araby, President of INB; Ehab Shalaby, CEO and Managing Director of the DCarbon; Hesham Eissa, former Egyptian focal point at the UNFCCC; and Hala Abou Ali, from the Environmental Planning and Development Centre at the INB.

TOP 50 Women Forum is the first-of-its-kind platform that brings together female technocrats in Egypt. The forum was set up by 50 honorees recogniSed as the most influential women in the Egyptian economy during Amwal Al Ghad Annual Award Ceremony 2016.

The Forum targets promoting women’s role as key partners in socio-economic development. Its members include key ministers, and C-suite executives working for major companies operating in various economic sectors, as well as entrepreneurs.

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