Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, held a meeting with Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid, CEO of the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARI) and the center’s work team, to prepare and discuss the main features of the report on the state of the environment in Egypt for the year 2022, which is being prepared by the ministry in cooperation with the center.
During the meeting, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, thanked Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid and the Cedari Center for their cooperation in issuing the State of the Environment Report in Egypt in 2020, expressing her aspiration to issue the 2022 report in a different way.
The minister emphasized that the stage that the Egyptian state is going through in terms of some economic and developmental challenges makes it imperative for every individual to play the role he has and make more efforts to raise this country.
And the Minister of Environment continued, based on the directives of the President of the Republic in 2019, the work was to develop the environment sector, create links between the environment and economic development, and translate this effectively on the ground, noting the success achieved in this through several models such as providing green job opportunities and sources of livelihood as a result of Success in eliminating the black cloud and dealing with rice straw as an economic product, in addition to converting agricultural waste and animal dung into energy (biogas units), which were expanded in the villages of the Egyptian countryside through “decent life” projects, in addition to the efforts of the Egyptian state in developing reserves Natural resources and managing them in a sustainable way, stressing that this effectively proves that the environment is not a path of luxury.-
During the meeting, the Minister of Environment stressed the importance of showing the state of the environment report in Egypt for the year 2022 of the human and economic dimension, referring to the work during the last period on the file of natural reserves and the integration of local communities in preserving them and reviving the cultural and artistic heritage and customs of those communities within the reserves.-
For her part, Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid expressed her happiness with the existing cooperation between the Ministry of Environment and the Cedari Center in preparing the state of the environment report in Egypt for the year 2022 and presenting everything that is best for the Egyptian state, expressing her happiness and welcome to meet the minister inside the ministry’s new headquarters in the Administrative Capital, and she is also proud that The Minister of Environment will be the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the (Cedari) Center.
The Ministry of Environment continues its cooperation with the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe “Cedari” in issuing its annual report on the state of the environment in Egypt, and continuing to work on building the capabilities of a new generation of the Ministry’s youth, capable of drafting and preparing the report on the latest technologies and practices that exist globally.
It is worth noting that the state of the environment report is a national report, and it is considered one of the mechanisms of environmental audits in Egypt. It is prepared annually to determine the path of achieving the desired goals in the Egyptian environmental sector.