Environment and Development for Human Well-Being

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The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) was established in 1992 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).

Sustainable Growth Programme

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CEDARE’s Sustainable Growth Programme (SGP) addresses new and emerging concepts related to environment and development for human well-being, with a focus on issues related to Sustainable Consumption and Production, Green Economy, and Green ICT. The Programme collaborates on global, regional and national efforts, addressing:  poverty alleviation, health, waste reduction (e-waste), green jobs, green ICT, pollution reduction, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable consumption and production, and energy security.

 

Together with its wide partner base from the international, regional and national community, the SGP implements projects, conducts research and studies, and provides training and knowledge dissemination.

Sustainable Cities Regional Workshop, 18-19 Jan 2016

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On the 18th and 19th of January the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in Cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, SwitchMed Programme) and Dubai Sustainable Cities Center hosted the Sustainable Cities Regional Workshop in Cairo.

The Sustainable Cities Regional Workshop comes in line with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GI-REC) launched in June 2012 at Rio+20. The primary objective of this initiative is to capitalize on the potential for Arab cities to lead action towards greater resource efficiency, and enhancing the quality of life in urban areas, in particular rapidly growing cities, by minimizing resource extraction, energy consumption, and waste generation through safeguarding ecosystem services and decoupling city development from resource use and environmental impacts.

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Four Working Group Meetings on Egypt’s Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP) Action Plan

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Agriculture working groupAs mandated by the EC-UNEP SWITCHMED Project, designing a national action plan for Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP) has been put into action. The EEAA and CEDARE held the first round of the working group meetings addressing the four main national strategic priority sectors: the solid waste working group meeting on May 31st, the energy working group meeting on June 21st, the water working group on June 24th, & the agriculture working group on July 5th, 2015 at the Environmental Cultural and Educational Center.

 

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The Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Programme Mission to Egypt, 15-17 June 2015

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IMG_3049In June 2015, CEDARE’s Sustainable Growth Programme received a mission representing the World Resource Forum (WRF), Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Sofies, Material & Science Technology (EMPA), & OEKO Institute in the framework of implementing the SRI project in Egypt. The objective of the mission was to follow up on the implementation of the SRI project, to visit Egypt’s formal & informal recyclers and to have a series of meetings with the Egyptian partners.

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