Environment Minister opens 1st green transition unit in Egyptian universities
Saturday، 05 June 2021 - 07:35 PM
Minister of Environment Yassmin Fouad said that changing the public discourse on the environment was a clear directive from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for serving environmental development in Egypt.
Fouad made her remarks on Saturday 05/06/2021 while attending the opening ceremony of a green transition unit at Ain Shams University's faculty of higher studies and environmental research, the first-of-its-kind in Egyptian universities.
She noted that the president's directive involved reformulating the sector's strategy to get everyone engaged in its application, while taking environmental issues into account when dealing with social and economic challenges.
“For instance, a study on the cost of environmental degradation, prepared in cooperation with the World Bank, has estimated that air pollution in Greater Cairo alone could be costing us an estimated EGP 47 billion,” Fouad pointed out.
The minister is also expected to open a waste recycling project at the same university, to mark World Environment Day, which falls on June 5. The integrated project aims to engage young adults in environmental work.