Ministry of Environment (Egypt)

The Ministry of Environment is the ministry is responsible for environmental affairs in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The current minister is Yasmine Fouad.[1]

Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Environment
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Agency overview
Formed1997; 24 years ago (1997)
JurisdictionEgypt Egypt
Agency executive
Child agency
  • Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Websitehttp://www.eeaa.gov.eg/

HistoryEdit

It was established in 1997, and has since focused ministry in cooperation with all development partners to identify environmental vision and outline of environmental policies in Egypt.[2] The policies of the ministry are executed by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency.[3]

ProjectsEdit

In 2014, the Ministry and Italy signed an agreement to make El Gouna, a Red Sea City, carbon neutral.[4]

In 2017, the European Union and Egypt finalized plans for environmental and other projects valued at 600 million Euros.[5]

In late 2017, the Ministry announced they had seen a reduction of 13-15% in the burning of rice by rice farmers, a practice that causes a black toxic cloud.[6][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Egypt's Sherif Ismail cabinet with 16 new faces sworn in by President Sisi". Ahram Online. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "About Ministry". Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. Retrieved 8 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency". Bat4Med. Retrieved 8 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Egyptian Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs Signs Agreement with Italy to Transform El Gouna into a Carbon-neutral City". PRNewswire. Orascom Development Holding. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Egypt and EU sign Euro 600 mln in deals for social, environmental and infrastructure projects". ahramonline. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Toxic burning of rice straw in Egypt down 13-15% in 2017: Minister". ahramonline. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Rizk, Mariam (28 October 2014). "Up in smoke: Why does Egypt keep burning its farm waste?". ahram online. Retrieved 13 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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