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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

Emblem of Egypt
Agency overview
Formed1997; 24 years ago
Jurisdiction
Egypt
Agency executive
Child agency
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Websitehttp://www.eeaa.gov.eg/
History
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]
Projects
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 also
Cabinet of Egypt
References
  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.
  2. ^ "About Ministry". Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency". Bat4Med. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  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.
  5. ^ "Egypt and EU sign Euro 600 mln in deals for social, environmental and infrastructure projects". ahramonline. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Toxic burning of rice straw in Egypt down 13-15% in 2017: Minister". ahramonline. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  7. ^ Rizk, Mariam (28 October 2014). "Up in smoke: Why does Egypt keep burning its farm waste?". ahram online. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
External links
Egypt's Cabinet Database



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