By Nihal Zaroug.
Tripoli, 10 November:
Arab Youth Climate Movement (AYCM) in Libya will be hosting an event today to promote a “Day . . .[restrict]of Action on Climate Change”. Today’s focus will be to promote the movements’ initiatives and inform Libyans on the impact of global warming.
The Libya’s AYCM team will be at Martys’ Square from 4pm and will engage the public with scientific findings regarding the environmental phenomenon that is causing the earth’s rate of warming to increase, and ways to counter it.
Earlier in the day the AYCM held a press conference to discuss climate change with various civic groups and heads of government bodies, such as the General Authority for the Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, National Meteorology Committee and the Society for the Protection of Wildlife.
Fifteen countries across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) are members of the AYCM, an independent environmental organisation keen on creating a pan-Arab youth movement. The movement attempts to support international agreements by assessing their implementation on the ground.
For the Libya chapter of AYCM, the country’s integration in the global scientific community and the sowing of interest in the public are tasks of their own. The country’s lack of participation in previous global events has created a nation that is largely detached from the realities of environmental change. [/restrict]