Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad said she launched an initiative of planting 10,000 trees, under the motto of go civilised, go green.
During her speech before the Human Rights Committee at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Fouad stressed that the initiative had environmental perspectives.
She said that the ministry considers the people’s right in knowledge.
Fouad said the ministry is already working on training the employees on human rights topics in collaboration with the National Council for Human Rights and civil rights groups.
The Minister added that she was working on countering many environmental issues in Egypt through research, study and awareness-raising among citizens, noting that the Waste Management Regulatory Authority has established an integrated waste system based on planning and oversight, and the implementation of the infrastructure would be completed within two years in all governorates.
Fouad explained that the ministry conducts environmental impact assessments for all projects, noting 7,555 studies were conducted with an environmental impact assessment last year.
She further said that the strategy of agricultural waste was completed in line with the nature of agricultural crops in each governorate, and that the ministry is currently working on the issue of dangerous and electronic waste, and integrating the private sector in this field.
The Ministry is also working to integrate environmental concepts into educational curricula through a protocol of collaboration with the Ministry of Education.