In cooperation with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency “EEAA”, PERSGA organized a National Workshop on “The Cost of Environmental Degradation in Egypt” that has been held in the framework of an integrated program of the cost of environmental degradation and economic valuation of the coastal and marine resources along the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
The workshop was held at the Cairo House, Cairo, Egypt during the period January 18th - 21th 2009. More than sixty specialists from EEAA and other concerned authorities participated in the workshop. The main objectives of the workshop were to stress the importance of the cost analysis of environmental degradation in general and the Egyptian Red Sea in particular, provide a training to the participants on methods used in cost of degradation of the environment, economic valuation of coastal and marine resources and to improve capabilities of applying these methods in Egypt.
The workshop witnessed effective discussions between the participants. Discussions have been facilitated by an invited international expert, and a national expert and two experts from PERSGA.An opening ceremony speech was delivered His Excellency Eng. Ahmad Abu El-Soud Ahamd the Executive Director of EEAA, Egypt. Eng. Ahmad Abu El-Soud welcomed the participants and the invited speakers in Egypt. Further he provided information on recent actions undertaken by EEAA related to the future of the processes of economic valuation and the cost of environmental degradation in Egypt and also thank PERSGA for the effort on organized this workshop.
The workshop came out with several recommendations, amongst were:
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden