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.
CEDARE participated in the Global Trade Matters Dialogue on Climate Neutrality Meeting that was held on November 25th, 2019 at the Cairo Marriott Hotel.
Dr. Hossam Allam, Regional Director, Sustainable Growth Division – CEDARE, presented a speech during the International Cooperation Towards Climate Neutrality Session. The main focus of the speech was about the importance of changing the consumption patterns to be catalyst for sustainable products availability by the private sector.
CEDARE participated in the World Entrepreneurs Investment Form (WEIF), that was held during the period 11-13 November 2019 in Manama – Bahrain. The main theme of the forum was “Achieving the SDGs through Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Investing in the 4th Industrial Revolution in a Digital Economy”.
Dr. Hossam Allam, Regional Director, Sustainable Growth Division – CEDARE, presented a speech focusing on the importance of adopting wise consumption lifestyle and recycling all our waste to be a secondary resources.
In continuation of CEDARE’s activities in the Sustainable Transport in Egypt (STE) experience-exchange track, an international seminar was held on the 19th-20th of November, 2019. The event, The event, titled “The future of E-mobility and Urban Planning in Egypt”, was co-organized by CEDARE and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Egypt (FES) in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment. Read more…
Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in cooperation with UN Environment, LAS and UN ESCWA, co-organized the 6th Arab Roundtable on Sustainable consumption and Production. The meeting was held on October 9-10, 2019 at Dusit Thani Lake View – Lake House the Club.
Throughout June 18-19, 2019, the Sustainable Transport in Egypt (STE 2019) international seminar was held in Cairo with the theme of Cleaner Fuels for Cleaner Air. It was co-organized by the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) with the Ministry of Environment of Egypt, UN Environment and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), and in cooperation with the Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC), and the African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARA).
Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is one of the fast-growing types of waste worldwide which includes discarded electrical or electronic equipment such as old televisions, computers, printers, mobile phones and lead batteries. High toxicity of e-waste, including lead, causes pollution and health problems if improperly disposed of through methods like incineration. On the other hand, e-waste also contains important secondary non-renewable materials such as copper. Disposal of such valuable materials means that they are lost forever and cannot be reused. This pushes countries worldwide to mine for new materials. Read more…
As part of the activities of the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention in Sharm ElSheikh, CEDARE in partnership with the Ministry of Environment co-organized an awareness session on “Plastic Bags Pollution of the Environment”. The side event was held on the 21st of November 2018 and was accompanied by a display booth during the conference overall term. Read more…