Egypt wants to launch air pollution and climate change management project in Cairo 1
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Denys Bédarride
Monday 27 July 2020 Last update on Monday, July 27, 2020 At 9:25 AM

Egypt is seeking funding of $ 200 million from the World Bank to carry out a project to reduce air pollution in Cairo and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Egypt is currently negotiating $ 200 million in financing from the World Bank for an air pollution and climate change management project in Cairo. The initiative aims to improve air quality in Greater Cairo and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The World Bank has supported studies on air pollution and its implication in Greater Cairo carried out in recent years. Data collected by the Ministry of the Environment has shown that the open-air incineration of waste is one of the main causes of air pollution, ”said Yasmine Fouad, Egyptian Minister of Environment.

The project to be implemented in the governorates of Cairo, Giza and Qalyubia includes the construction of a complex for the storage, treatment and recycling of waste. One component will concern the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in public transport.

Source Ecofin Agency July 2020