Environment min., AFD representatives discuss bilateral co-operation

Egypt’s Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad had talks on Wednesday with representatives of the French Development Agency (AFD) within the framework of Egypt’s preparations for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) which is due to be held in Sharm el Sheikh in November.

During the meeting, she hailed the efforts exerted by the AFD in the field of environment protection.

She referred to the ministry’s launch of the 2050 national strategy for climate change in Egypt which aims at alleviating and adapting to climate change.

She added that Egypt started a co-operation program With the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and some development partners of the private sector.

Fouad said Egypt focuses on green transition and linking climate action to economic plans in addition to expanding water desalination and solar energy generation.

She added that Egypt has been working on the climate file for several years and is aware of the importance of laying down a road map until 2050, noting that Egypt has an action plan with the United Nations Development Program on agriculture and land use.

She added that there is co-operation with the Green Climate Fund in the field of promoting climate change standards in the reconstruction domain in addition to encouraging the private sector to invest in green reconstruction.

Meanwhile, an AFD representative said the agency is co-operating with the Egyptian government in various domains and key files, like adaptation and water management.

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