Egypt’s Environment Minister discusses cooperation with UNDP representative in Cairo 

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Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad met with Alessandro Fracassetti, the new Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt, and Mohamed Bayoumi, the Assistant Resident Representative of the UNDP in Egypt. 

The meeting aimed to discuss cooperation in solid waste management projects, nature protection, and climate change in preparation for Egypt’s hosting of the upcoming Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 27).

During the meeting, Fouad pointed out that the UNDP is a great supporter of the environmental development sector in Egypt, whether in issues related to confronting the effects of climate change or preserving biodiversity. 

“We seek to extend our partnership in supporting the climate change file by translating the national climate change strategy into a package of projects in the fields of mitigation and adaptation as well as cooperation in launching the National Climate Dialogue, which includes the involvement of Egyptian society in its various segments in the issue of climate change,” Fouad said.

Moreover, Fracassetti stressed the programme’s keenness to cooperate with Egypt as an important strategic country full of inspiring success stories, especially with its readiness to host the COP 27, explaining that the UNDP aims to support countries in implementing projects to counter the effects of climate change and issue their nationally determined contributions to reduce emissions and facilitating access to sources of climate finance.

The meeting also discussed the latest developments in the third phase of the solid waste management project in Minya, implemented in cooperation with the UNDP and the Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme, and the recommendations of the Business Facilitation Committee on bridging the financing gap and starting operational work.

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