LIAS organized a dialogue session on the occasion of World Climate Change Day

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LIAS organized a dialogue session on the occasion of World Climate Change Day
The Libya Institute for Advanced Studies organized a dialogue session on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in the city of Benghazi, on the occasion of World Climate Change Day.
The session was coordinated and moderated by Mr. Walid Al-Hilali, hosting with him the honorable guest, Dr. Sami Al-Awjali, a faculty member at the Faculty of Science, University of Benghazi, Dean of the Faculty of Environment, Awjila University, and Vice President of the Climate Network at the Arab World level.
The meeting was opened by Mr. Walid Al-Hilali, defining this international day and speaking about the problems that cause climate change and temperature fluctuations, and one of the most important of these problems is the encroachment of buildings, the removal of forests and gardens, and the lack of use of renewable and natural energies such as solar energy, planting trees, and caring for them.
Then the conversation moved to Dr. Sami Al-Awjali, and he talked about the effects of climate change and its importance in Libya. He also talked about the most important natural resources found in Libya, the fluctuation of temperatures in all countries of the world, and the frequent floods that can flood countries at any time. He also touched on the problems of agricultural crops that It can grow in certain places due to changes in climate. The discussion touched on the importance of food security, which has become important due to climate changes, and the importance of self-sufficiency for basic agricultural crops such as (dates, wheat, barley) and other important crops. Dr. Sami talked about modern climate change technologies (green technologies), such as solar energy, hydropower, and wind energy, and how to benefit from them and sustainability as well.
At the end of the conversation, they talked about desertification in Libya and how to confront this desertification by farming in the desert because Libya’s strategic location and moderate climate make it of great importance in the near and distant future.
Dr. Sami mentioned the most important recommendations that must be organized and made important legal recommendations.
1. Switching to alternative energy (green energies)
2. Stop illegal fishing
3. Stop predatory crawling on the green cover
4. Reducing emissions by establishing strict local laws that limit decarbonization, for example, car carbon
5. Establishing laws that ensure air quality in factories