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 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).

Egypt’s Energy Transition.. Whereto? A High-Policy Dialogue organized by CEDARE & FES

In light of climate change mitigation and in conjunction with Egypt hosting the COP27, the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)-Egypt Office held today a high-level policy dialogue on “Energy Transition in Egypt”, in collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Egypt. This comes as part of the growing interest in promoting sustainability, specially with regards to clean energy. Read more…

CEDARE, MOE & MedWaves launch Egypt’s National Initiative for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

CEDARE in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and MedWaves (the UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production) held the launching event of the National Initiative for Sustainable Entrepreneurs (NISE) on 11 October 2022 in Cairo, in presence of Ms. Sylvie Fontain, representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Egypt, Mr. Giorgio Mosangini, representing MedWaves, Dr. Heba Sharawy, representing the Ministry of Environment and Dr. Hossam Allam, representing CEDARE. Read more…

1st Round of the Green Business Model Training Module commences under NISE

On October 9th, 2022, the first day of the training program on Green Business Model Training Module took place. The module consists of 5 sessions and is based on the methodology developed by MedWaves to guide green entrepreneurs through their entrepreneurial journey, from defining the idea itself up to the commercialization of products and services, whether green projects addressing environmental aspects at large, or blue projects related to fisheries, maritime, cleaning up the Nile and the like. Read more…

SRI – Fourth Steering Committee Meeting

 

Under the framework of SRI project, the Centre of Environment and Development in the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in coordination with the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT) convened the overall ninth steering committee meeting and the fourth steering committee meeting of the second phase of the project. The meeting was held on the 24th of February 2022 and was held virtually.

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CEDARE tributes Egypt’s efforts in producing Green Hydrogen as the Future of Sustainable Energy

As part of the “Environment and Development Forum (EDF 2022), CEDARE held the technical session on “Green Hydrogen as the Future of Sustainable Energy” on 13 September 2022 at the Intercontinental City Starts Hotel. While countries keep searching for sustainable and clean sources of energy, green hydrogen comes on top of the list of projected solutions, specially for countries having renewable source of electricity as Egypt. The session shed light on Egypt’s opportunities and challenges for producing, transferring, and using green Hydrogen as one of the most important clean and sustainable sources of energy, it had serious talks revealing Egypt’s competence and high potential to be the main hub of green hydrogen for neighboring countries and Europe. It also emphasized the Egyptian government’s action plan which was reflected in serious efforts and agreements with key international players, and in amending Egypt’s Energy Strategy 2035 with the aim of green hydrogen inclusion. This comes in alignment with the international mandates of securing green, efficient and sustainable energy transition in the very near future. Read more…

Egypt’s Sustainable Cities as National Parallels aligning to Global Action to Climate Change

On September 13th, 2022, the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) Egypt Office organized a technical session on National Parallels: Egypt’s Sustainable Cities Global Ambitions and Aligning Local Action as part of the Environment and Development Forum (EDF2022) held in CityStars InterContinental Hotel in Cairo. Convened in collaboration with UN-HABITAT, the session discussed “national parallels” that localize climate action and policy development in Egypt and in its cities and explored opportunities for development as well as visions for the next decade.

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SwitchMed Down the Nile Project’s ToTs and opening of the call for applications for green entrepreneurs

The training of trainers sessions, led by MedWaves, the UNEP/MAP Activity Centre for SCP experts in coordination with partner in Egypt CEDARE, was recently organized in Egypt. It focused on transferring the Green Business methodology (Green Business Model, Green Business Plan) and the various tools to support green entrepreneurs. Following these trainings, the call for applications for the Green Entrepreneurship program was launched and is currently open. Read more…