Ambassador Wael Aboulmagd, Special Representative of the COP27 President continued that Egypt is aware of the problems of Africa as it chaired the African Union in 2018/2019 and would “would achieve maximum progress” for the African countries.
“Let us continue to work together to further deepen, strengthen and expand our friendship of cooperation in the next 75 years,” he concluded.
The Egyptian government issued a decree, per which farmers shall deliver barley rice during the current season and until mid-December, to make it available for the public on the ration cards.
The Egyptian authorities are working around the clock to host, on behalf of the African continent, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2022 (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6-18, 2022
One of the hurdles of combating climate change impacts was the lack of awareness of its gravity, said Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad.
The government’s concerned ministries (commerce and industry, environment, international cooperation, health, local development, tourism, finance, supply and internal trade) will work on reducing the consumption of plastic bags to 100 bags per capita annually by 2025, and 50 bags per person by 2030, said Fouad.
Borell continued that 60 million tons have to be exported to the international market after harvesting this season's crops. He added that the EU gave Egypt 100 million euros immediacy to support food security by enhancing the agriculture field and the stockpiling of food.
Duda’s visit aims to tackle the food crisis that emerged due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt Elena Panova spoke to Egypt Today, saying "we are capable of bringing partners together and leverage of expertise so these partners can work together."
To achieve sustainable and low-emission economic growth, the first main goal of Egypt’s National Strategy for Climate Change 2050, the government put a four-pillar plan to enhance its economic growth with green projects.
The formulating of the strategy is based on a four-way approach; the Egyptian constitution when it comes to ensuring a clean and decent life for them, Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis, and Integration of strategies and sectoral plans.
The government has allocated a financial package to set a number of projects such as energy, transportation, agriculture, water, irrigation and carbon reduction in the petroleum sector at a cost of about $211 billion for mitigation and $113 billion for adaptation to programs until 2050.
In a meeting with Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle, Fouad discussed the national strategy for climate change, which included a number of projects such as a 10-billion-dollar project that aims at producing 10 gigawatts of renewable energy through transferring thermal power plants to renewable energy-operated ones.
As per the new deal, “Okeanos Egypt” project aims at producing plastic based on calcium-carbonate (limestone) technology with an addition to a very small percentage of raw plastic (polypropylene [PP] or polyethylene).
The main objective of applying the agriculture strategy by horizontal and vertical expansion is to achieve food security.
The agreement aims to improve the living standards of Upper Egyptians in Minya, Assiut, and Sohag. It supports them to face water scarcity and climate change impacts in the future.
A study prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) showed that about 50 percent of vegetables and fruits, 40 percent of fish, 30 percent of milk and wheat are wasted annually in Egypt.
“Israeli attacks and violations in Al-Aqsa Mosque represent a blatant provocation to the feelings of Muslims everywhere; they undermine freedoms of worship, incite violence, and threaten security and stability in the region and the whole world,” the committee said in the statement.
The Prime Minister announced that the government has allocated EGP 1.1 billion to the Supply Commodities Authority and the Agricultural Bank of Egypt for purchasing the local wheat from the farmers.
Egypt prohibits importing and planting GMO seeds, but allows imports of GM-produced soybeans and maize that have been approved from the country of origin, especially from the United States.