Environment and Development for Human Well-Being

cedaregif2017_3The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) was established in1992 as an international inter-governmental Organization with diplomatic status.This was in response to the convention adopted by the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible  For the Environment (CAMRE) , in 1991 and upon the initiative of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab fund for Economic and  Social Development (AFESD).

The Sustainable Transport in Egypt (STE 2019) organized with “Cleaner Fuel for Cleaner Air” in focus

Under the theme of Cleaner Fuels for Cleaner Air, the Sustainable Transport in Egypt 2019 international seminar was held on June 18 & 19th in Dusit Thani Hotel, Cairo, Egypt. The event was organized by the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), the Egyptian Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment), together with the African Refineries Association (ARA) and partners in the sector. This year’s theme comes in tune with the mandates of Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy, Egypt Vision 2030, and the “100 Million Healthy Lives Campaign”, announcing health among the priorities of the second presidential term, along with education and culture, and programs to improve the living standard of Egyptians. Read more…

Electric-Mobility and the Mobility Transition in Germany Study tour, May 5-10, 2019

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In a week-long visit to leading players in the fields of Electric Mobility and the “mobility transition”, several delegates from Egypt and Jordan exchanged experience on solutions being explored in respective countries. CEDARE aimed to share the perspective from Egypt and other countries in the Arab Region in continuation of the ongoing cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) hosting the program and a two-day congress. Read more…

Regional Consultation on Climate Change for the 2019 Arab Forum on Sustainable Development and High-Level Political Forum (Beirut, 21-22 March 2019)

Within the framework of regional support for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in cooperation with the League of Arab States, Prof. Khaled Abuzeid Regional Water Resources Programme Manager CEDARE (Center for Environment & Development for Arab Region & Europe was invited to the Regional Consultation on Climate Change for the 2019 Arab Forum on Sustainable Development and High-Level Political Forum at the United Nations House in Beirut from 21 to 22 March 2019. The objective of the regional consultation is to exchange and consolidate regional views on climate change related issues and priorities facing the Arab region in light of Sustainable Development Goal 13, which urges action to combat climate change and its impacts.

The Saudi Arabia Preparatory Workshop for hosting the G20 Meeting in 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-28 February 2019

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture hosted “The Saudi Arabia Preparatory Workshop for Hosting the G20 Meetings in 2020 in the Fields of Environment, Water and Agriculture”.  The workshop was chaired by HE Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley, and attended by HE Minister of State and member of the Council of Ministers, and the Secretary-General of the G20 Saudi Secretariat, Dr. Fahad Al-Mubarak, and leaders and heads of international organizations concerned with the environment, water and agriculture sectors.

Prof. Khaled Abuzeid Regional Water Resources Programme Manager CEDARE (Center for Environment & Development for Arab Region & Europe has presented CEDARE’s  views regarding the most important topics at the international and regional levels in the field of environment, water and agriculture that could be discussed during the Kingdom’s G-20 meeting in 2020.

1st GWOPA Expert Group Meeting on Water Utilities in Water Scarce Cities WFES Water, 14-17 January 2019, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi

On the occasion of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) of UN-Habitat cordially,  Prof. Khaled Abuzeid Regional Water Resources Programme Manager CEDARE (Center for Environment & Development for Arab Region & Europe has participated in the 1st Expert Group Meeting on Water Utilities in Water Scarce Cities that we organize on 17 January 2019 with the support of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy. The main objective of this EGM is to formulate expert recommendations for urban water utilities in water scarce cities in arid regions, in line with SDGs and the New Urban Agenda led by UN-Habitat, to be presented at WUF10 in 2020 in Abu Dhabi. In addition, the meeting also served to identify knowledgeable mentor and mentee water utilities to engage in new Water Operators’ Partnerships themed around water scarcity, energy efficiency and resilience to climate change.

CEDARE Participated in the 1st Nexus Roundtable in the MENA and Wider Mediterranean, Beirut, November 26-28, 2018.

CEDARE participated in the 1st Nexus Roundtable in the MENA and Wider Mediterranean, in Beirut,November 26-28, 2018. Khaled AbuZeid, CEDARE Water Director, talked about the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in the Arab Region. He explained how Food Security is linked to Water Security and Energy Security. Fossil Groundwater is exploited using fossil fuels, where 10 out of 22 Arab Countries have exceeded the renewable freshwater sustainability threshold, and 18 out of the 22 Arab countries are below the water scarcity limit of 1000 m3/person/year. He highlighted the importance of the new approach in selecting the appropriate type of water resource for the appropriate use at the appropriate geographic location within the country. Read more…