The meeting explored the role of Egypt’s
industry and private sector in hosting the upcoming COP27.
Cairo- Feb 28, 2022
Minister of Trade of Industry
Nevine Gamea and Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad have met to explore the
role of Egypt’s industry and private sector in hosting the upcoming COP27 in
Sharm al-Sheikh next November.
Head of the Industrial Development
Authority Mohamed al-Zallat and Executive Director of the Industrial
Modernization Center Mohamed Abdel Karim attended the meeting, in addition to a
host of senior officials concerned.
The meeting reviewed a number of
ideas related to the participation of Egyptian industry in this key
international event, especially green and environment-friendly industries.
“The ministry is expanding the use
of clean energy in vehicles, solar heaters in industrial operations and solar
cell systems,” Gamea said, further pointing to its project to raise the
efficiency of entrepreneurs in the field of green industries in cooperation with
various international bodies.
This conference, she further added,
is a great opportunity to find partnerships between investors from Egypt and
African countries in energy efficiency, clean energy uses and circular economy,
especially in light of Egypt's current presidency of the Common Market for
Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and its keenness to achieve economic
integration on the continent.
The two ministers agreed on forming
a joint working group to coordinate the participation of the industrial sector
in the climate conference, and follow up on preparations of side events in the
Zarqa region, as well as the green and sustainable industry project to be
signed at COP27.