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Green Financing Initiative: Egypt Secures $1.2 Billion Boost from IMF

Egypt Secures $1.2 Billion Boost from IMF for Green Financing Initiative

Egypt Secures $1.2 Billion Boost from IMF for Green Financing Initiative


Highlights

  • Egypt secures a substantial $1.2 billion investment from the IMF’s Resilience and Sustainability Facility, marking a significant step towards its green financing initiatives.
  • Yasmine Fouad, Egypt’s Minister of the Environment, and the IMF’s resilience and sustainability team engage in constructive discussions aimed at enhancing cooperation on environmental and climate policies.
  • Egypt’s proactive approach towards environmental sustainability includes initiatives to integrate environmental concerns with economic development, engage the private sector, and promote circular economy principles.

 

Egypt has secured a substantial boost in its efforts towards environmentally sustainable development, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pledging a significant $1.2 billion through its Resilience and Sustainability Facility.

This announcement followed a constructive meeting between Yasmine Fouad, Egypt’s Minister of the Environment, and the International Monetary Fund’s resilience and sustainability team. The discussion primarily revolved around forging stronger cooperation avenues for environmental and climate policies.

Fouad emphasized the ongoing dialogue with the International Monetary Fund, aiming to bolster coordination frameworks for environmental initiatives in Egypt. She underscored Egypt’s proactive stance in recent years, aiming to intertwine environmental concerns with economic and developmental agendas, thereby viewing environmental challenges as potential opportunities.

Egypt’s proactive approach extends to engaging the private sector and advocating for the adoption of circular economy principles. These strategies aim to harness private investment towards sustainable practices.

Ivanna Vladkova Hollar, the IMF Egypt Mission Chief, commended Egypt’s strides in climate action, particularly highlighting the nation’s comprehensive national climate strategy. Collaboration between Egypt and the International Monetary Fund may involve capacity-building to effectively implement the National Climate Strategy 2050 and exploring suitable financing mechanisms.

Furthermore, the collaboration seeks to assess the impact of public finance on climate initiatives and its implications for investment decisions.

In recognition of its efforts, Egypt secured the 22nd position among 67 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2024, as reported by The Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC). Notably, Egypt trailed only Morocco in the Middle East and North Africa region, reflecting its commitment to sustainable environmental practices.

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