Samar Samir

2022 special year for Egypt, Indonesia as both hosting COP27 conference, G20 summit: Ambassador

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 - 03:43 GMT

“Let us continue to work together to further deepen, strengthen and expand our friendship of cooperation in the next 75 years,” he concluded.

How Egyptian government lowered prices of barley rice to make it affordable

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 - 07:43 GMT

The Egyptian government issued a decree, per which farmers shall deliver barley rice during the current season and until mid-December, to make it available for the public on the ration cards.

How Egypt prepares to host COP 27

Thu, 25 Aug 2022 - 11:53 GMT

The Egyptian authorities are working around the clock to host, on behalf of the African continent, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2022 (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6-18, 2022

Egypt launches national campaign to raise awareness of climate change impact

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 - 10:22 GMT

One of the hurdles of combating climate change impacts was the lack of awareness of its gravity, said Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad.

Egyptians’ consumption of single-use plastic bags per capita to be gradually reduced: Minister

Sun, 07 Aug 2022 - 05:52 GMT

The government’s concerned ministries (commerce and industry, environment, international cooperation, health, local development, tourism, finance, supply and internal trade) will work on reducing the consumption of plastic bags to 100 bags per capita annually by 2025, and 50 bags per person by 2030, said Fouad.

EU works with UN to ‘deblock’ Ukrainian wheat exports to Egypt

Sun, 19 Jun 2022 - 08:43 GMT

Borell continued that 60 million tons have to be exported to the international market after harvesting this season's crops. He added that the EU gave Egypt 100 million euros immediacy to support food security by enhancing the agriculture field and the stockpiling of food.

Polish President, First Lady to be welcomed by Sisi in Ittihadija Palace Monday

Sun, 29 May 2022 - 07:40 GMT

Duda’s visit aims to tackle the food crisis that emerged due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Get acquainted with the international partners funding projects of Egypt’s National Strategy for Climate Change

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 04:45 GMT

UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt Elena Panova spoke to Egypt Today, saying "we are capable of bringing partners together and leverage of expertise so these partners can work together."

How will Egypt achieve sustainable, low-emmision economic growth?

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 04:38 GMT

To achieve sustainable and low-emission economic growth, the first main goal of Egypt’s National Strategy for Climate Change 2050, the government put a four-pillar plan to enhance its economic growth with green projects.

General Overview on Egypt’s Five-Point National Strategy for Climate Change 2050

Fri, 20 May 2022 - 02:25 GMT

The formulating of the strategy is based on a four-way approach; the Egyptian constitution when it comes to ensuring a clean and decent life for them, Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis, and Integration of strategies and sectoral plans.

Egypt launches National Strategy for Climate Change 2050

Thu, 19 May 2022 - 11:51 GMT

The government has allocated a financial package to set a number of projects such as energy, transportation, agriculture, water, irrigation and carbon reduction in the petroleum sector at a cost of about $211 billion for mitigation and $113 billion for adaptation to programs until 2050.

Egypt, EIB discuss National Climate Change Strategy 2050, COP 27 agenda

Thu, 19 May 2022 - 12:20 GMT

In a meeting with Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle, Fouad discussed the national strategy for climate change, which included a number of projects such as a 10-billion-dollar project that aims at producing 10 gigawatts of renewable energy through transferring thermal power plants to renewable energy-operated ones.

Egypt, Okeanos sign deal to manufacture plastics made from stones

Sun, 15 May 2022 - 10:31 GMT

As per the new deal, “Okeanos Egypt” project aims at producing plastic based on calcium-carbonate (limestone) technology with an addition to a very small percentage of raw plastic (polypropylene [PP] or polyethylene).

Food Security: How did Egypt achieve self-sufficiency in vegetables, fruits?

Sun, 15 May 2022 - 08:01 GMT

The main objective of applying the agriculture strategy by horizontal and vertical expansion is to achieve food security.

House of Representatives approves agreement on Sustainable Transformation for Agricultural Resilience in Upper Egypt

Sun, 08 May 2022 - 10:34 GMT

The agreement aims to improve the living standards of Upper Egyptians in Minya, Assiut, and Sohag. It supports them to face water scarcity and climate change impacts in the future.

Egypt’s parliament considers bill regulating food waste

Tue, 03 May 2022 - 11:35 GMT

A study prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) showed that about 50 percent of vegetables and fruits, 40 percent of fish, 30 percent of milk and wheat are wasted annually in Egypt.

Arab Ministerial Committee for the International Action denounces ongoing Israeli attacks on Aqsa Mosque worshippers, affirms Hashemite guardianship of its holy sites

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 - 01:19 GMT

“Israeli attacks and violations in Al-Aqsa Mosque represent a blatant provocation to the feelings of Muslims everywhere; they undermine freedoms of worship, incite violence, and threaten security and stability in the region and the whole world,” the committee said in the statement.

Egypt’s stock of wheat enough for 2.6 months: Cabinet

Mon, 04 Apr 2022 - 07:45 GMT

The Prime Minister announced that the government has allocated EGP 1.1 billion to the Supply Commodities Authority and the Agricultural Bank of Egypt for purchasing the local wheat from the farmers.

Egypt considers planting genetically-modified seeds due to high prices of grain: Lawmaker

Sun, 03 Apr 2022 - 02:18 GMT

Egypt prohibits importing and planting GMO seeds, but allows imports of GM-produced soybeans and maize that have been approved from the country of origin, especially from the United States.

Egyptian Suez Canal slightly affected by Russian-Ukrainian conflict

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 - 04:45 GMT

Rabie’s speech was given during a celebration held by the SCA to mark the first anniversary of refloating the Panama-flagged ship Ever Given, which had run aground in March 2021 at the southern entrance of the shipping channel.