Environment and Development for Human Well-Being
The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) was established in 1992 as an international inter-governmental Organization with diplomatic status.
This was in response to the convention adopted by the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible For the Environment (CAMRE), in 1991 and upon the initiative of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).
CEDARE presenting the cleaner fuels and vehicles studies at the AMCEN 2015 conference [02/03/2015]
On March 2, 2015, the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) presented results of four Case studies of the Fuel Economy and CO2 Emissions trends of new Light-Duty Vehicles in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Bahrain. CEDARE also presented the results of the study of the roadmap for the reduction of sulphur in fuels in the Arab region. The presentations and following panel discussion were presented to interested stakeholders attending the the Africa Sustainable Transport Forum (ASTF) side event during the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) of 2015, and was a good opportunity to also expose the expanding outreach of the activities of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) and the Partnership for Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles. Key issues discussed during the meeting was the importance of sharing information and data on fuels and vehicles within and between countries in order to better understand the status and design and monitor progress of strategies and action plans.
The Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Programme Mission to Egypt
In June 2015, CEDARE’s Sustainable Growth Programme received a mission representing the World Resource Forum (WRF), Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Sofies, Material & Science Technology (EMPA), & OEKO Institute in the framework of implementing the SRI project in Egypt. The objective of the mission was to follow up on the implementation of the SRI project, to visit Egypt’s formal & informal recyclers and to have a series of meetings with the Egyptian partners.
CEDARE holds the Dissemination Seminar on PHAROS Project
The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) -in cooperation with the Egyptian Sustainable Development Forum (ESDF)-organized an introductory dissemination seminar and stakeholders’ consultation session about PHAROS Integrated Eco-Routing and Fleet Management Systems project, as one of CEDARE's projects in sustainable transportation. Held on Monday, June 8th, 2015, the seminar was jointly held with the closing event of the Sustainable Development Week on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Egypt’s National Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP) Action Plan
As mandated by the EC-UNEP SWITCHMED Project, designing a national action plan for Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP) has been put into action. The EEAA and CEDARE held the first round of the working group meetings addressing the four main national strategic priority sectors: the solid waste working group meeting on May 31st, the energy working group meeting on June 21st, the water working group on June 24th, & the agriculture working group on July 5th, 2015 at the Environmental Cultural and Educational Center.
CEDARE at the 2015 Global Partners Meeting of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) in Paris
Partners from all parts of the world met in Paris to discuss how to reduce the rate of fuel consumption of cars by half (50% reduction) by 2050, the "50-by-50" target. On June 11th, 2015, the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) organized a Global Partners Meeting and Training on Developing Fuel Economy Policies together with the International Energy Agency (IEA). The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), a GFEI partner representing the Middle East and North Africa, participated and shared their experiences in the panel discussions.