Will election campaigns take the ocean and the environment into account?


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The twenty-first episode of the program Al-Ad Al-Aksi (The Countdown) addressed the issue of environmental preservation and its absence from political discourse and election propaganda, in addition to the ignorance of the climate change in the surrounding environment, with the guests of the episode, environmental activist and head of the land-to-sea organization Fayez Al-Sati, and a member of the Tunisian Agency for the Protection of the Ocean , Mohammed Tawfiq Al-Najjar, and environmental activist, Nisa Bakri.

Fayez Al-Sati pointed out that sea pollution and overfishing turn the Libyan sea into a lifeless desert, saying the role of environmental education is necessary to ensure children’s environmental awareness in the future. .

Al-Sati called on future parliamentarians to put forward the idea of ​​Libya signing international environmental agreements. He also underlined the role of municipalities in taking charge of the environmental issue, by modifying the infrastructure of dilapidated water networks, which contributes to environmental pollution in their current situation.

Al-Najjar said there is a great environmental decline in Libya and countries in the region, due to the lack of policies to protect the environment, highlighting the lack of environmental education in Libya, and noting that there is no justification for not including it in educational programs.

Al-Najjar added that the problem of climate change is a global problem and that Arab countries care about it like other countries, stressing that today’s war is about water and that whoever has it. water has power, claiming that the pollution of water resources means the deterioration of the country.

In turn, environmental activist Nisa Bakri said the environmental situation is very dangerous in Libya, in light of the lack of climate and environmental education in Libyan education, despite the availability of environmental programs. ready for use, but the negligence of the Minister of the Environment and government officials prevented their implementation and adoption.

Bakri confirmed the launch of an environmental awareness campaign, but government and local reactions have been very negative in terms of interaction, noting that many Libyans treat the environmental problem as a problem that only belongs to to the West.

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