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Environmental Sector Programme (ESP)

Project Reports

Programme Document:

Review/Aide Memoire:

ESP Progress Report:

Management Document:


Output Document:


  • EIA Guideline Construction of Windmills
  • EIA Guideline Guidelines for Design of Artificial Beaches in the Red Sea
  • EIA Guideline Recreational Jetties and Marine Walkways in Tourism Centres
  • EIA Guideline Guidelines for Tourist and Recreational Development in the Coastal Area
  • State of Environment Report 2004
  • State of Environment Report 2005
  • State of Environment Report 2006
  • EEAA Achievements Report 2007
  • Sustainable Solution to Environmental Challenge, Brochure (SDEM component)
  • ACI Brochure (ACI component)
  • ESP at a Glance Brochure
  • Aswan Environmental Projects Brochure (SDEM component)
  • Beni Suef Environmental Projects Brochure (SDEM component)
  • Environmental Management in Aswan, Video (SDEM component)
  • Environmental Management in Beni Suef Video (SDEM component)
  • Achievement of ESP in Egypt, Video
  • Bezra 30 TV Cartoon Spots
  • Bezra Website
  • Bezra Magazine
  • Environmental Profile (21) (SDEM component)
  • Social Profile (2) (SDEM component)
  • Environmental Action Plan (16) (SDEM component)

Project Status: Completed Project

Archived Info about the Project

The Government of Egypt and the Government of Denmark initiated in 2001 the Environmental Sector Programme in Egypt. ESP is a six years framework for a broad assistance to national endeavours within environmental management with total budget 367 million DKK.

The overall objectives of ESP are to contribute to the efforts of the Egyptian government to achieve its environmental objectives with particular regard to improving environmental conditions, developing environmental management capacity of institution, which can support communities in maintaining a cleaner and healthier environment and by providing frameworks for compliance with environmental regulation.

The co-ordinating Egyptian body is the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs and its implementing agency the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA).

The implementing Egyptian bodies are:
  • EEAA and its Regional Branch Offices
  • The Governorates in Beni Suef and Aswan
  • The Fedration of Egyptian Industries
  • The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources

ESP Components

  • ACI: Achieving Compliance with environmental regulation in Industry:
    The component supports the industry in improving compliance with environmental regulation through Cleaner Production. Cleaner Production is the combining term used to describe cleaner technologies involved ,end of pipe abatement equipment, and good environmental management.
  • CEM: Communication in Environmental Management:
    The component supports the communication initiatives by developing showcases on how to develop environmental messages.
  • DEM: Decentralised Environmental Management:
    The component supports in shifting environmental management to the regional level. The goal is that regional branch offices are well established and equipped.
  • EMG: Environmental Management in the Governorates:
    The component supports further development of Environmental Management Units in the governorates.
  • EMU: Environmental Management in the Unit:
    The proposed component to support the on-going Egyptian processes to build capacity at the local level within the remaining 18 Governorates has very close linkages to the ongoing ESPS and other donor support.
  • EIMP: Environmental Information and Monitoring Programme:
    The component supports the EEAA which is a handed over project initiated in 1996 and phased out. EIMP aims at enhancing the knowledge and understanding of environmental quality and pollution sources and their interaction.

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