Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad during her speech at 14th Biological Diversity Conference - Screen shot from Extra News Channel
CAIRO, April 17 (MENA) - Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad met Wednesday with British Ambassador in Cairo Geoffrey Adams to discuss means of boosting bilateral cooperation, particularly where climate change is concerned.
This comes as Egypt and Britain prepare for an adaptation alliance that the UN chief will launch during the Climate Summit in New York in September.
Adapting to climate change is a top priority of African and developing countries, Fouad said, noting that Egypt started working on that file early through taking positive steps to hone skills of cadres, and funding environment-related projects.
Egypt is currently working on its national plan to adapt to climate change and to boost awareness among youth about climate issues, she noted.
She also posted the diplomat on a system adopted by her Ministry to manage wastes and protect natural resources.
Adams was pleased with steps taken by Egypt to cope with climate change.
He said he is looking forward to working with Egypt to outline the climate adaptation initiative.