FILE- Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad during a Cairo Climate Talks event on May 2, 2017 - Photo Courtesy of Cairo Climate Talks FILE- Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad during a Cairo Climate Talks event on May 2, 2017 - Photo Courtesy of Cairo Climate Talks

Egypt addresses Johannesburg summit on renewable energy efforts

By: MENA
Thu, Mar. 7, 2019
CAIRO/JOHANNESBURG - 7 March 2019 - Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad reviewed Egypt's efforts in the renewable energy domain and its attempts to lower the use of gases causing global warming.

She said Egypt plans to increase renewable energy contribution to energy production to 37 percent by 2035 amid plans to engage the private sector in setting up renewable energy projects.

The remarks came in a statement released by the ministry following the minister's participation in a special session by the fourth African summit for investment in face of climate change in Johannesburg.

The summit tackled the future of energy in Africa in light of the fact that 600 million or 48% of Africa's population still lack access to electricity.

She underlined the importance of luring the private sector to carry out energy projects, citing the private sector's participation in Benban solar plant establishment.
 
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