Environment & Sustainable Development

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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.

Our Projects in Egypt

Photo: Renewable Energy by Bureau of Land Management, Flickr.com (CC BY 2.0)

Opening new Energy Horizons

Like most of the Middle East countries, Egypt suffers from the lack of societal awareness regarding the importance of the efficient use of energy.

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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:

  • Raising awareness of the public concerning energy efficiency and consumption.
  • Formulating a strategy for sustainable energy policy by a diverse network of civil society actors and other actors.

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Photo: Cracked Earth in Nature Reserve of Popenguine in Senega by United Nations, Flickr.com (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Coping with Climate Change

Climate change is a phenomenon that was significantly accelerated as a result of the vast industrial developments of the major industrial countries.

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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:

  • Supporting the Ministry of Environment and its technical apparatuses to integrate climate change aspects into their policies.
  • Empowering civil society organizations to assume a bigger role in facing the impact of climate change, through raising societal awareness and promoting mitigation or adaptation to the impact of climate change on different levels. A “Citizens Guide”, published in 2014 and vulgarizing scientific information and findings on the impacts of climate change, is used to this end.

Project description

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Egypt Office

4, El Saleh Ayoub Street
11211 Zamalek
Cairo - Egypt

002 02 27371656-8
002 02 27371659

fes(at)fes-egypt.org

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