Egypt's Environment minister in talks over waste-to-energy project

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 02:31 GMT

The minister said the meeting aims at reviewing mechanisms of financing the first stage of the project to be carried out in seven governorates and necessary guarantees that will be offered to investors in this regard.

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, CBE governor discuss support for ways of converting waste to energy

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 01:37 GMT

The Minister said that providing financing packages for projects that convert waste to energy was one of the most important requests of companies investing in this field because of the high cost.

3 ministers review progress rate of Egypt’s municipal solid waste system

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 11:44 GMT

The financial allocations required to implement the infrastructure for the new waste system were made available in the current fiscal year.

Afforestation in Egypt: 1000 trees to be planted in Cairo’s landfills

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 02:33 GMT

Garbage has been removed from the landfills to be replaced with trees, in a way to change the places into aesthetic areas and purify air from pollutants, the statement added.

Cabinet to convert 2.3K public buses to run on natural gas

Sat, 02 Jan 2021 - 02:31 GMT

Ministry of Local Development revealed an enlarged plan was presented by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to convert 2,300 public buses in Cairo and Alexandria over five years.

Environment Ministry to cooperate with all institutions to improve living, health conditions

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 - 10:51 GMT

Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad asserted her ministry's keenness on participating with all the different bodies and institutions at the national level for rational and sustainable management, limiting pollution and supporting implementation of environmental policies

Planning, environment ministers discuss investment in natural reserves

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 02:44 GMT

Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said discussed Wednesday with Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad cooperation in investment in natural reserves.

Egypt’s planning, environment ministries to conduct study on solid waste status

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 07:41 GMT

El-Said explained that the protocol aims for collecting a large set of data on the environmental sector.

Chaired by Egypt, UN Biodiversity Convention adopts 2021 interim budget

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 - 02:27 GMT

The COP14 Secretariat praised Egypt's efforts and leadership during its one-year presidency of the conference amid the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the statement said.

Egypt releases endangered spotted eagle into Saint Katherine Protectorate

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 06:33 GMT

The ministry received a report that a large bird fell into a water spot inside the directorate, where the bird was found suffering from severe fatigue, the statement added.

Improvement of air quality project reflects national efforts to protect environment - Min.

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 - 09:19 GMT

The Ministry of Environment had exerted great efforts to prepare this project after directives from the political leadership in order to develop the environment sector in Egypt.

Egypt to issue first green bonds by the end of this year

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 01:18 GMT

The revenues of the bond issuance will be directed in eco-friendly investments such as using solar and wind power in producing electricity.

Environment min. urges for int’l financing mechanism to stop use of plastic bags

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 - 01:47 GMT

Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad called the international community on Wednesday to secure a balanced and fair financing mechanism to stop the use of single-used plastic

Egypt celebrates International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 02:07 GMT

Ministry of Environment has managed to get rid of about 99% of ozone-depleting substances.

Egypt supports Bamako Convention banning import of hazardous waste into Africa: Minister

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 - 03:45 GMT

The Bamako Convention is a treaty of African nations prohibiting the import into Africa of any hazardous (including radioactive) waste.

Egypt participates in launching ‘Platform 2020 Redesign’ for green recovery

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 - 11:52 GMT

The website is an online platform for sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19.

Egypt signs $238.2M agreements with multilateral, bilateral development partners for environmental projects

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 12:31 GMT

Total value of the agreements is concentrated in 4 projects, with a number of development partners, most notably Italy, the World Bank, the French Development Agency, the European Investment Bank, Germany and the European Union.

Environment Ministry, Banlastic Egypt launch clean campaign at North coast beach

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 08:26 GMT

The campaign aims to educate residents about the dangers of single-use plastics, and urge them to reduce its use and move towards Biodegradable alternatives to protect the environment.

Environment Min. readies for combating recurring ‘Black Clouds’ phenomenon

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 03:20 GMT

Ministry of Environment prepares to launch measures to confront the recurring annual phenomenon known as “Black Clouds,” resulting from the illegal burning of agricultural leftovers, especially rice straw.

Egypt’s Houses approves bill regulates waste management; Minister of Environment welcomes

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 11:18 GMT

He who releases dangerous materials or waste the territorial water or in Egypt’s exclusive economic zone shall be punished with life imprisonment and a fine of not less than LE 5 million and not more than LE25 million.