In June 1997, the responsibility of Egypt's first full
time Minister of State for Environmental Affairs was assigned as stated in the
Presidential Decree no.275/1997. From thereon, the new ministry has focused, in
close collaboration with the national and international development partners, on
defining environmental policies, setting priorities and implementing initiatives
within a context of sustainable development.
According to the Law 4/1994 for
the Protection of the Environment, the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
(EEAA) was restructured with the new mandate to substitute the institution
initially established in 1982. At the central level, EEAA represents the
executive arm of the Ministry
The Principal Functions of the Agency Include:
- Formulating environmental policies.
- Preparing the necessary plans for Environmental
protection and Environmental development projects, following up their
implementation, and undertaking Pilot Projects.
- The Agency is the National Authority in charge of
promoting environmental relations between Egypt and other States, as well as
Regional and International Organizations.