Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad during a Cairo Climate Talks event on May 2, 2017 - Photo Courtesy of Cairo Climate Talks
CAIRO - 21 June 2018: Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad on Thursday kicked off a three-day workshop of international experts to integrate biological diversity into the sectors of energy, industry, mining, health and infrastructure.
The workshop will be attended by more than 70 experts from different countries and representatives of international organizations, industry and mining sectors and the ministries of petroleum and electricity and renewable energy.
The event is the first to be hosted by Egypt in preparation for the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, slated for November in Sharm El Sheikh with the participation of more than 196 countries.
Foad said the workshop aims to review the state-of-the-art developments in the fields of energy, mining and infrastructure and their effects on biological diversity and promote cooperation between the respective ministries.
It also aims to get acquainted with challenges and available opportunities to achieve integration into the aforesaid sectors under the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt Vision 2030, Foad added.