Protecting the Environment
Being one of the ancient civilizations in the world, Egypt top ranks facing the
global environmental challenges via saving energy, protecting air and water, reducing
pollution in a proactive manner, saving protectorates , recycling human, agricultural
and industrial wastes beside facing the challenges of global climate changes.
Energy and Sustainable Development:
The Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs in cooperation with all development
partners locally and internationally, determine the vision and outlines of environmental
policies and programs in the light of Egypt's economic and social changes and the
challenges of a new era aiming towards sustainable development.
Below are activities to reduce air pollution:
- Control industrial emissions
- Noise control
- Control vehicles exhaust and in the following are the main achievements:
- Replacing the old taxis in Greater Cairo by new ones using natural gas.
- Examination of vehicles exhausts at traffic units
- Examination of vehicles exhausts on roads
- Examination of public transport buses
- Protecting the environment from the pollution emissions of motorcycles
Assessing water quality and pollution indicators identifying their sources in the
Egyptian lakes and coastal water in order to protect living organisms in these areas.
Seeking a cleaner environment towards sustainable development Egypt uses technology
to transform wastes into energy, which is one of the most important environment-friendly
technologies in the field of waste recycling resulting from human activities, solid
waste, agricultural or industrial activities or sewage water which harm the environment
and cause water & air pollution. In this context, cooperation takes place between
the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs and all concerned entities to implement
the recycling process. For more information about types of wastes and the recycling
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Egypt faces the challenges of global climate change and its impacts on sustainable
development in a spirit of responsibility taking effective and preventive measures
as well as setting strategies
and initiatives raising awareness
to protect future generations from the
threat of climate change.
E-government and Protecting the Environment
E-government provides government to government communication between government
agencies to facilitate services to citizens leading to saving time and effort and
contributing in reducing pollution caused by people transport to get the service
and saving paper use thus preventing cutting a huge number of trees every day.
• Environment Law No. 4 of 1994
that aims towards protecting the environment where the Ministry of State for Environmental
Affairs monitors the involved entities to verify their abidance by law.
• As a proactive activity towards pollution reduction, the environmental impact
assessment is done before establishing a new project.
The guide for applying for environmental impact assessment study is available through
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