Earth Hour: Fighting Climate Change

Earth Hour: Fighting Climate Change

On saturday 19, around 180 countries participated in the 2016 Earth Hour activities. Between 8 : 30 pm and 9:30 pm, these countries turned off the lights of their building, their tourist attractions…  Among the countries participants , Uganda, Australia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Morocco, Madagascar, Egypt, France, Singapour. This year, Earth Hour was observed by many activists. In Egypt, the observation was organized in Cairo by the Arab Youth Climate Movement (AYCM) and, two civil societies involved in the environment, sustainable development and against the use of fossil fuels. But , as every year since 2009, Egypt turned off key tourist sites, such as the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx. Africa emits less than 4% of the greenhouse gas emission. 70% of africans have no access to energy. In december, in Paris, during the COP 21, African countries launched the African Renewable Energy Initiative with partners to boost renewable energy on the continent to at least ten gigawatts of capacity by 2020 and at least 300 GW by 2030. Celebrated every last saturday since 2007, Earth hourEarth_Hour_60+_Logo aims to raise awareness on the impact of climate change.

By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache


ERA ENVIRONNEMENT is a media based in SAMBA M'BODONI, a village in the North of Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean . It was first an association "de loi 1901" in 2016 based in France and dissoluted in 2017. On April 2018, ERA ENVIRONNEMENT was established as an company in Comoros Islands with the commercial register 8671-B-18. The activities in Comoros Islands started in January 2019. Localized in one of the six Small Islands States of Africa, ERA ENVIRONNEMENT is the unique media in Comoros with a vocational training on sustainable development and climate change with two teams of young and senior journalists. All rights reserved. ERA ENVIRONNEMENT est un média basé à Samba M’Bodoni, un village situé dans le nord de la Grande Comore, dans l’Océan Indien. Basée anciennement à Paris en 2016, en France, cette association a été dissoute en 2017 .En Avril 2018, ERA ENVIRONNEMENT est devenue une entreprise de presse comorienne avec comme registre de commerce N° 8671-B-18 . Localisée dans l’un des six Petits Etats Insulaires en développement d’Afrique, ERA ENVIRONNEMENT a commencé ses activités en Janvier 2019. Cette entreprise de presse est l’unique média intégrant une formation au développement durable et aux changements climatiques, avec une équipe de jeunes et de seniors journalistes. Tous droits réservés.

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