The Egyptian Minister of Environment, Yasmin Fouad, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Minister of State of Environment in Maldives, Abdullah Nasser on Monday, December 19th. The agreement signing between the environment ministers occurred during the COP15 (Conference of Parties) in Canada, Montreal.
The Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad had travelled to Canada to attend COP15 (Conference of Parties) for the convention of Biodiversity.
During the event many countries attended the conference, and their representatives shared their inputs regarding Biodiversity.
As per the events’ updates, Yasmin Fouad, Egyptian environment minister, stated before the closing statement in her speech that “The Memorandum of Understanding between both nations will focus on improving and addressing climate change along with achieving targets of Biodiversity and environmental positions in both countries”.
The joint association signed between Egypt and Maldives will also discuss solutions for developing and sustaining better climatic conditions in both nations through each other assistance.
Yasmin Fouad conveyed that the ministries will focus on protecting and promoting environmental and climatic awareness.
Another primary motive of the memorandum signing is to share medical supplies and resources to preserve better conditions for future generations.
Furthermore, per the recent updates from COP15, the agreement was signed under the High-Level chamber sessions in the fifteenth sitting of the Conference of Parties.
The Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad has participated in the high-level chamber of the fifteenth session of the Conference of Parties to the COP15 Biodiversity Agreement in Canada, coinciding with the final hours before the announcement of the conference’s closing statement.
On her behalf, Egyptian Environment Minister Yasmin pointed out that “The Memorandum of Understanding aims to enhance cooperation between the two countries to reduce environmental pollution and protect nature, based on equality and mutual benefit, through the exchange of experiences, information, skills, and technology”.
In addition, she stressed that all the useful resources and equipment should be shared to fight such adverse climatic effects and conditions.
She further explained that technology could play a significant role in creating better environmental conditions for both nations.
The experts in this field with deep knowledge also hold a great substantial significance as they can talk over new and latest ways to prevent our countries from future problems related to the climate. Said Fouad.
During her speech, Fouad also explains, “The cooperation will include several priority areas, including addressing the effects of climate change (mitigation-adaptation) and integration”.
The main sectors directly attached to Biodiversity include energy, mining, production and infrastructure, and environmental monitoring in the (air-water-soil) sectors, as per experts.
In the end, Fouad added that the cooperation would include the implementation of joint projects and promoting cooperation between the private sector in the two countries, organizing workshops and exchange of visits between scientists, experts, delegations and trainees.
The environment organization in Egypt and Maldives considers the national legislation in the two countries and encourages concerned organizations, institutions and municipalities. Both sides establish and develop cooperation with each other in the field of environmental protection and development Sustainability.