Egypt-UNEP Green Economy Advisory Services
"The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), in collaboration with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have prepared the Egypt Green Economy Success Stories as a complementary publication to the "Green Economy Scoping Study for Egypt" due to be released later this year. The selected case studies demonstrate opportunities and challenges facing green initiatives. These initiatives and their successful implementation can act as a policy pointer for a more advanced government-supported dialogue to facilitate and implement a national integrated green strategy for Egypt. The publication also aims to highlight the importance of business ventures and investments to support green policies, technologies and environmental infrastructure." (reference 2)
"UNEP Green Economy Advisory Services consist of policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building that are provided to governments in support of their national and regional initiatives to transform and revitalize their economies. The advisory services include: fostering multi-stakeholder dialogue and consultation on green economy; delivering comprehensive Green Economy Assessments that identify key opportunities and options for a green economy transition at country level; assisting countries in creating Indicators and Measurement Frameworks; identifying and facilitating Policy and Fiscal Instruments that enable and encourage investments in high potential green sectors, while assisting the “greening” of other sectors; supporting Centres of Excellence, enhancing local knowledge and building capacity; mainstreaming green economy into national development strategies and UN Development Assistance Framework; and forging partnerships and alliances with national, regional and global institutions.
At the request of governments, UNEP is partnering with 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East, including the following: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa and Ukraine." (reference 1)