“Every individual has the right to live in a healthy, sound and balanced environment. Its protection is a national duty. The state is committed to taking the necessary measures to preserve it, avoid harming it, rationally use its natural resources to ensure that sustainable development is achieved, and guarantee the rights of future generations hereto,” reads Article 46 of the 2014 Egyptian Constitution.

From the farm all the way to the table about half the food produced worldwide is wasted. In Germany, for instance, stringent food safety regulations force supermarkets, grocery stores and bakeries to discard food products that could still be safely consumed. By contrast, in Egypt most food loss occurs during production, and is caused by inefficient transportation and refrigeration.

Egypt's tourism industry, once thriving, is facing major challenges in recent years due to political and economic instability. The number of tourists has declined sharply, and the timid uptick the sector is now experiencing can be seen as an opportunity to shape local tourism in a more sustainable way. Egypt's lavish beaches and precious coral reefs, as well as its rich cultural
heritage, are the reasons why so many people come, and the government seems determined to preserve these assets through an increasingly sustainable approach.