Environment and Development for Human Well-Being


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).

The UN Environment Programme and CEDARE Co-organized a Technical Training Workshop in Cairo, Egypt

The UN Environment Programme and CEDARE co-organized a technical training workshop in Cairo, Egypt, on shared environmental information systems and the use of Global Environment Outlook (GEO) methodologies for national State of Environment (SOE) Reporting.
The technical training was designed to enhance the capacities of national institutions in seven African countries for informed decision-making in addressing the challenges of the three planetary crises; climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution, on the national level, using integrated environmental assessment (IEA) in sustained, regular production of SDG-based national SOE reports. The workshop was attended by the designated national focal points for SOE reporting in Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia. Read more…

“Bus Systems & Energy Transition: Socially Responsible Shifts Towards Cleaner Buses in Egypt” Roundtable

On December 8th, 2022, the UN-HABITAT Egypt Country Office hosted and co-organized in cooperation with CEDARE & FES Egypt Office a roundtable workshop titled “Bus Systems & Energy Transition: Socially Responsible Shifts Towards Cleaner Buses in Egypt”. The meeting brought together experts and key players in the public transport industry, specifically Bus Systems, for the aim of discussing Egypt’s aligning plans with the global commitments announced at the COP27 as well as the post COP updates and recommendations and how to translate them into actions in 2023. Participants included experts and executives from the Ministry of Transport, public authorities, private sector representing bus manufacturers, service providers, local operators, battery chargers’ manufacturers/assemblers, and consultants.

“Climate Finance for Energy Transition in Egypt” A High-Level Policy Dialogue by CEDARE & FES Egypt Office

Since capital deployment to drive energy transition and green financing have to take place NOW, a high-level policy dialogue on “Climate Finance for Energy Transition in Egypt” took place in Cairo on 4 December 2022. The session was co-organized by CEDARE’s Sustainable Growth Programme & FES-Egypt Office and came as part of their collaboration in a series of high-level sessions for strengthening mechanisms of policy dialogue among stakeholders pre and post COP27.

Highlights from CEDARE’s contribution to the #COP27 Presidency Science Day (4/4)

In collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment and Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, CEDARE contributed to the design and organization of four #bluezone sessions as part of the Presidency Science Day, including “Africa’s Changing Environment: Improving Africa’s Resilience to Climate Change.” Read more…