COP14 Sharm ElSheikh: “National Initiative for Reducing Plastic Bags Consumption” Awareness Session

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…

CEDARE partakes in Egypt’s World Environment Day 2018

Whilst the international community is celebrating World Environment Day, Egypt has it done its own way blended with Ramadan flavor on 5th of June at the InterContinental CityStars Hotel, Cairo. A grand event was organized by the Ministry of Environment in partnership with CEDARE, UN Environment, & SwitchMed Programme funded by the EU. The United Nations theme of the year “Beating Plastic Pollution” was quite significant at the national level as the date was significant well as. This date marks the birth of a one-year old initiative: the “National Initiative for Reducing Plastic Bags Consumption” which was officially launched by the Minister of Environment on this very day in 2017.  

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Minister of Environment propagates Another Alternative for Single-Use Plastic Bags  

Again, H. E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, gets in person together with Egyptian consumers of plastic bags. This took place in a fresh and lively morning through his visit to Maadi Club on Friday 4th of May, 2018, after he had visited 4 hypermarket chains 5 months earlier. In the context of the National Initiative of Reducing Plastic Bags’ Consumption, Dr. Fahmy, CEDARE, and the ministry’s top management and executives visited Maadi Club accompanied by a large number of media representatives.

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Cairo hosts the 5th Arab Round Table on Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP)

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“From Action Plans to Implementation” was the main theme of the 5th Arab Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP) held in Cairo throughout the period from December 18th to 25th, 2017. CEDARE co-organized the 5th Arab Roundtable in collaboration with the UN Environment, the League of Arab States (LAS) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

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Egyptian Minister of Environment propagates Biodegradable Plastic Bags in 7 Hypermarket Chains

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On Friday December 1st, 2017, H. E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, visited 4 hypermarket chains to kick off the packing in biodegradable plastic bags. The event marked the conclusion of the first phase of the National Initiative of Reduction of Plastic Bags and the first popular activity throughout the six past months.

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Roundtable on SwitchMed Demo Project takes place in Cairo

In conclusion of the Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) component, a Roundtable meeting on SwitchMed Demo Project was held in Cairo Marriott Hotel on 26 September, 2017. This activity came back-to-back with the Training Workshop on Sustainable Public Procurement Manual just held on the 25th of September, and aimed to demonstrate the final deliverables and recommendations of the SPP module, as well as to present ongoing achievements and activities taking place in the component of the Reduction of Plastic Bags Consumption. Read more…

Government Officials Trained on Sustainable Public Procurement Manual

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As the key output of the Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) Project, the SPP Manual was launched by CEDARE & the Ministry of Environment, under the umbrella of UN Environment, on 25 September, 2017 through a training workshop for government officials. The training material, which is based on the manual, tackles all about sustainable and green procurement in light of Tenders and Auctions Law number 89 for year 1998 and its Executive Regulation.

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