CEDARE in cooperation with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are cooperating with the Egyptian Ministry of state for environmental affairs represented by the Egyptian environmental affairs agency (EEAA) to implement Green economy scoping study for Egypt. The overall objective of this study is to support and complement national initiatives on green economy, through macroeconomic assessment and policy analysis with a view to better understand how government policies and public and private investment can help achieve the fundamental macroeconomic objectives of income growth, economic development/diversification, and job creation, following a path that also contributes to social equity and environmental improvement. The study focuses on 4 sectors: Agriculture, Water, Energy, and Waste Management.
This study is part of the inception phase of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project that will be implemented starting from 2012 by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Sciences (EMPA) as mandated by the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO) of Switzerland. This study is also an important contribution in the implementation of the multi stakeholder Green ICT Strategy of the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is the inception report for SRI prepared by (CEDARE) as the local expert.
Based on the project document Global Outlook on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Policies, CEDARE co-operated in producing an analytical report with case studies on Sustainable Consumption and Production in West Asia. The analytical report with case studies identified countries’ stated SCP priorities, existing policy frameworks, policy instruments, business and civil society policies at the national, regional and international, levels across the life-cycle. The primary target group was national officials in Environment and Foreign Affairs Ministries.
As part of the Green Economy programme, CEDARE participated in the production of the Study on Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Arab Mediterranean Countries of the Cleaner Production Regional Activity Center.
The report provides an analysis for three case studies for green investments in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan covering three sectors, namely: sustainable agriculture in Egypt, ecotourism in Lebanon, and sustainable management of solid waste in Jordan. The report assesses the rationale behind green investments including, challenges and opportunities, constraints, and benefits accruing to the public as well as to entrepreneurs and the private sector. It also makes recommendations for promoting green investments in the three selected sectors. The main target audience for the report is policy entrepreneurs, as well as policy and decision makers, and consumers.
The main objective of the report is to make available country experience in selected Arab Mediterranean countries, identify lessons learnt, and provide recommendations for future action. The report is intended to encourage entrepreneurs in Arab Mediterranean countries to invest in green sectors, Governments in the region support and encourage the private sector to investing in environmentally sound and sustainable activities, and consumers to adopt more environmental friendly consumption patterns.