In the field of environment, the FES`s objective is to support environmental policies, to raise environmental awareness, and to promote the exchange of information and experiences on a national and regional level by supporting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to realize projects which contribute to raising environmental awareness. The FES also cooperates in the implementation of initiatives and pilot projects aiming at establishing environmental sustainability. The FES Egypt also cooperates regionally with other FES offices in the Middle East and North Africa on sustainable energy policy with a particular focus on renewable energies.
Like most of the Middle East countries, Egypt suffers from the lack of societal awareness regarding the importance of the efficient use of energy.
Like most of the Middle East countries, Egypt suffers from the lack of societal awareness regarding the importance of the efficient use of energy. Moreover, it suffers from the limited use of renewable energy sources, despite being privileged with natural resources that are considered important sources of energy, such as solar and wind power. it is necessary to formulate a comprehensive strategy for sustainable energy policy, by a network representing civil society, government and business actors. Accordingly, the main goals of the project are:
Climate change is a phenomenon that was significantly accelerated as a result of the vast industrial developments of the major industrial countries.
However, climate change is affecting the whole globe and accordingly it is affecting Egypt.
In 2013 FES started an ambitious project aiming to support key actors in addressing climate change and in raising the societal awareness regarding its negative impacts on the socio-economic sphere. The project is divided into two main blocs: