On January 27th, 1994 the first Egyptian environment law was launched.

As an echo to a study published in July 2019, showing how in order to increase carbon dioxide emission as a way to limit climate change impacts on earth, we need to cultivate 1 billion hectares of trees.

Today, we have a national initiative called “Live Green,” assigned by the Egyptian Ministry of Environment, who also announced January to be the “month of afforestation” in Egypt.

“Live Green” was initiated with the intention of amplifying the awareness of the young on the importance of protecting the environment. As stated by the Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, in her speech at the World Youth Forum in Sharm el-Sheikh last December; by 2030, the Egyptian Government expects 50% of the solid particle pollution rate to decrease. 

The celebration of the first National Environment Day in Egypt was held on January 20th, 2020 – under the name “Live Green… The Way to Sustainability.” This initiation calls for all Egyptians to contribute to plant more trees, thus enhancing the afforestation culture in Egypt.

January 27th was chosen to become the day of celebrating sustainability and raise environmental awareness in Egypt as a way to also remember the anniversary of the issuance of the first Egyptian Environment Law.

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