Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has called for establishing a new global biodiversity fund as an urgent necessity.
Egypt has hailed the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15), chaired by China, as a turning point in the joint efforts to reach applicable goals within the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).
NWFE Program, launched by the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation in July, is a mechanism to promote the implementation of green development projects in the vital sectors of water, food and energy by attracting foreign funds in this regard.
She made the remarks during a meeting between the American Chamber in Egypt (AmCham) and the US GreenTech Business Mission delegation, which is currently visiting to Cairo.
The meeting took up steps to turn Sharm El Sheikh into a green city to help achieve sustainability across Egypt.
The meeting was held to discuss ways of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of environment, and to prepare for the upcoming COP27 climate conference, in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of leaders of concerned bodies.
Fouad made her remarks during a virtual seminar organized by the Faculty of Economics and Political Science of Cairo University around climate change and its impacts on Egypt.
Al-Mashat expressed that hosting COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh enhances the country’s leading position in Africa in terms of the green transformation, particularly in light of the 2050 National Climate Change Strategy.
The two sides discussed efforts for confronting climate change effects.
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad stressed that Egypt took serious steps in implementing a number of green projects, including the issuance of green bonds and the environment sustainability standards guide.
Rania Al-Mashat pointed out that the continued coordination with the Ministry of Environment, and other stakeholders including development partners aims to strengthen the process of combating climate change, and in preparing national reports showcasing the tangible impact made.
During the meeting, Enani praised the ministry's efforts in the field of ecotourism, especially the Eco Egypt campaign to promote ecotourism in a different way.
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad followed up on Friday on the efforts to contain the oil pollution that emerged north of Red Sea’s Hurghada city.
Cairo's Wadi Degla and Fayyoum protectorates will be closed during the spring celebrations.
Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem and Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad held a meeting to discuss and exchange ideas and opinions between on aspects of support for promoting the awareness of all segments of society about environmental issues.
Assar reviewed the efforts of the Ministry of Military Production to qualify recycling factories in a number of governorates to improve the cleaning level for the interest of the citizens.
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad discussed with Egyptian motorcyclist, adventurer, and world records holder Ali Abdo the underway preparations for his upcoming journey, the world’s longest trip on electric motorcycle.
Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad met on Wednesday with officials from the World Bank to discuss preparing a project on climate change and air pollution control in Greater Cairo.
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad and UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Thani Ahmed al Zeyoudi inked on Thursday the 1st executive program to protect the environment in Egypt and the UAE to activate joint cooperation between both countries i
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad reviewed on Wednesday the government's efforts to combat the “black cloud” in coordination among the ministries of environment, agriculture, local development and interior.