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Egypt stresses importance of integration between SDGs, climate change agreements

MENA , Ahram Online , Thursday 16 May 2019
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A file photo of Egypt's Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad during UN Biodiversity Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, 13 November 2018 (Photo courtesy Ministry of Environment official Facebook Page)
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Head of the Egyptian cabinet's Crisis Management Department Ali Haridi stressed the importance of integrating the agreements inked since 2015 to attain Sustainable Development Goals and taking measures to curb climate change and handle disasters.

During his speech at the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP19) held in Geneva, Haridi urged for rallying international efforts in order to provide support to developing countries, especially the Arab and African states, to overcome development challenges.

He further reiterated that Egypt has outlined a strategy on sustainable development based on the participation of all sectors of society such as governmental entities, civil society and the private sector. 

The official further reviewed the measures taken by Egypt to upgrade the national strategy on reducing disaster risks.

Last April, Egypt's Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad said that the country is playing a crucial role in negotiations related to climate change during its chairmanship of the Group of 77 plus China and as part of its commitments towards African states during its presidency of the African Union in 2019.

The minister said that Egypt is abiding by its international commitments in the field of climate change within the framework of agreements on climate action and the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030. 

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