"Climate Changes in Light of Egypt's Hosting of the Cop27 Conference" Symposium at Faculty of Arts

27-3-2022
Under the auspices of Prof. Yasser Magdy Hatata, President of Fayoum University, Prof. Mohamed Saeed Abu El-Ghar, Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, witnessed the symposium organized by the Community Service Sector in cooperation with the Department of Geography at Faculty of Arts on climate change in light of hosting Egypt For the cop27 conference under the supervision of Prof. Ahmed Mohamed Abdel Salam, Dean of the College, Prof. Hany Abu El-Ela, Vice Dean for Community Service and Environmental Development, and Prof. Hana Nazeer, Head of the Geography Department, and in presence of a number of faculty members, researchers and students Today, Sunday, March 27, 2022.
Prof. Mohamed Saeed Abu El-Ghar confirmed that the community service sector is interested in holding many seminars and workshops in different sectors, specifically the topic of climate, which is the talk of the hour globally, and attention to the issue of climate comes at the top of the country’s political leadership, as Egypt hosts the Cop27 Climate Summit, which will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh at the end of this year.
He explained that climate change has many damages on various aspects, economically and healthily, where severe changes lead to the occurrence of many diseases for plants, humans and animals.
He pointed out that Fayoum University has taken good steps in this regard; where it established the Green Transformation, Solar Energy Sustainability and Cleanliness Unit.
For his part, Prof. Ahmed Abdel Salam praised the great activity of the community service and environmental development sector in the college, as it organizes many distinguished events and activities. He also praised the efforts of the Geography Department in raising awareness and attention to the issue of current climate changes.
He pointed out that climate change causes many problems; such as global warming, and these changes affect the productive power of agricultural crops, which results in huge economic problems. Therefore, the necessary measures must be taken to combat these changes and environmental pollutants.
Prof. Hany Abu El-Ela stressed that Egypt takes care of the climate issue in the African continent, as Africa is one of the continents most affected by the climate issue, and explained that Egypt regularly participates in United Nations meetings that discuss this issue.
He stressed the need for the next climate conference to come up with binding recommendations for the Big Ten to reduce harmful uses of the environment. He also praised the interest of the Geography Department in holding this distinguished symposium.
Prof. Hana Nazir clarified the role of the Geography Department in the permanent interest in the climate issue, and that there are many studies, theses and scientific research that discuss the issue of climate change, and seek to consolidate the concept of sustainability and clean energy. She stressed the need to activate the role of universities and civil society institutions in raising awareness of harmful practices. Everyone is directly responsible for the restoration and preservation of the environment.
She affirmed the full responsibility of the major industrialized countries for the great damages that occur to the environment.
The symposium included many discussions and scientific sessions related to the topic; Where Prof. Ahmed Abu Raya discussed physical geography and how to preserve the green cover to conserve oxygen, and praised the role of the state in paying attention to this aspect; Where the National Council for Climate Change was established.
While Dr. Ahmed Younis, instructor of transportation geography, talked about individual behaviors and practices that are harmful to the environment, through the use of cars with toxic exhaust, and called on young people to reduce the use of cars in short distances, and to rely on walking within the city, to reduce congestion and pollution.
After the end of the symposium, the participants and students who organized the symposium were honored.