Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad held a meeting with the World Bank delegation- press photo
CAIRO – 13 April 2022: The Ministry of Environment is currently finalizing the framework of Egypt's plan for green transformation with the aim at helping all sectors adopt green transformation policies, such as expanding sustainable and eco-tourism.
Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad held a meeting with the World Bank delegation to discuss the latest developments in the preparation of Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR)
Both sides tackled areas of interest, including water management and agriculture and how Egypt has taken certain measures to improve irrigation and water management methods.
They also discussed climate change effects on water, food security, the economic and social aspects, besides opportunities to engage the private sector in supporting Egypt to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions from the industrial and transportation sectors.
Fouad reviewed some features of the development of environment and development policies in Egypt, including the establishment of a national vision for climate reform based on Egypt National Climate Change Strategy -2050.
She added that the cabinet recently announced green incentives in four areas, namely electric transport, green hydrogen, alternatives to single-use plastic bags and waste management.
Fouad said that the Ministries of Environment and Water Resources and Irrigation are cooperating to promote effective economic growth capable of facing the effects of climate change in coastal areas, in the context of the national strategy for the blue economy in Egypt.