Chaired by Egypt, UN Biodiversity Convention adopts 2021 interim budget

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 - 02:27 GMT

The COP14 Secretariat praised Egypt's efforts and leadership during its one-year presidency of the conference amid the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the statement said.

Egypt releases endangered spotted eagle into Saint Katherine Protectorate

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 06:33 GMT

The ministry received a report that a large bird fell into a water spot inside the directorate, where the bird was found suffering from severe fatigue, the statement added.

Improvement of air quality project reflects national efforts to protect environment - Min.

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 - 09:19 GMT

The Ministry of Environment had exerted great efforts to prepare this project after directives from the political leadership in order to develop the environment sector in Egypt.

Egypt to issue first green bonds by the end of this year

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 01:18 GMT

The revenues of the bond issuance will be directed in eco-friendly investments such as using solar and wind power in producing electricity.

Environment min. urges for int’l financing mechanism to stop use of plastic bags

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 - 01:47 GMT

Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad called the international community on Wednesday to secure a balanced and fair financing mechanism to stop the use of single-used plastic

Egypt celebrates International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 02:07 GMT

Ministry of Environment has managed to get rid of about 99% of ozone-depleting substances.

Egypt supports Bamako Convention banning import of hazardous waste into Africa: Minister

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 - 03:45 GMT

The Bamako Convention is a treaty of African nations prohibiting the import into Africa of any hazardous (including radioactive) waste.

Egypt participates in launching ‘Platform 2020 Redesign’ for green recovery

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 - 11:52 GMT

The website is an online platform for sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19.

Egypt signs $238.2M agreements with multilateral, bilateral development partners for environmental projects

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 12:31 GMT

Total value of the agreements is concentrated in 4 projects, with a number of development partners, most notably Italy, the World Bank, the French Development Agency, the European Investment Bank, Germany and the European Union.

Environment Ministry, Banlastic Egypt launch clean campaign at North coast beach

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 08:26 GMT

The campaign aims to educate residents about the dangers of single-use plastics, and urge them to reduce its use and move towards Biodegradable alternatives to protect the environment.

Environment Min. readies for combating recurring ‘Black Clouds’ phenomenon

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 03:20 GMT

Ministry of Environment prepares to launch measures to confront the recurring annual phenomenon known as “Black Clouds,” resulting from the illegal burning of agricultural leftovers, especially rice straw.

Egypt’s Houses approves bill regulates waste management; Minister of Environment welcomes

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 11:18 GMT

He who releases dangerous materials or waste the territorial water or in Egypt’s exclusive economic zone shall be punished with life imprisonment and a fine of not less than LE 5 million and not more than LE25 million.

SAFER oil tanker: Ticking bomb as dangerous as Beirut explosion

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 - 10:10 GMT

"The Lebanon disaster and the terrible devastation it caused reminds us of the danger of this floating oil tank off the Yemeni coast," AL Secretary-General said.

Egypt to study impact of climate change on environment via satellites

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 01:35 GMT

The Environmental Affairs Ministry announced Tuesday it has signed a cooperation protocol with the Egyptian Space Agency.

Sisi directs government to activate new system of waste management

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 05:43 GMT

Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad said that the new system will integrate the informal sector, and enhance recycling in cooperation with foreign expertise.

Environment Ministry issues 1st guidance for cruises in protectorates

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 - 02:21 GMT

The ministry issued on Thursday the guidelines on the ways of disposal of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) waste in several sectors.

Egypt cleans up to 40 tons of waste from Red Sea floor

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 04:33 GMT

The next stages of the Red Sea Clean Reefs Campaign will be carried out on a larger scale.

After pilot success: 'Better Cotton Initiative' officially launched in Egypt under UNIDO's auspices

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 07:03 GMT

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation declared Monday that the initiative will be introduced in Damietta and Kafr Al Sheikh governorates.

Cutting the used face masks, gloves prevents illegal trafficking in medical waste: Minister

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 - 02:58 GMT

The used gloves and face masks should be washed with water and soap for 20 seconds, and then be cut into small parts to prevent re-using them. Finally, it is safe to dispose of them inside a plastic bag.

Running the tap for 20 seconds wastes 60 liters of water a day

Sat, 16 May 2020 - 10:42 GMT

“It is better to turn off the tap when you wash your hands with soap and re-open it only when needed,” the ministry said