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.
“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.
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…
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.