Files: Environmental Justice
Civil society groups from Egypt, African countries and the Arab world have come together to call for a global mass mobilization of people everywhere to address the root cause of the climate crisis and other injustices, to take place around
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) issued a comment on the report released lately by the Investigation office of the World Bank Group (CAO) on the complaint against the Alexandria Portland Cement Company (Titan Cement Factory), and the International Finance Corporation ( IFC) , the private sector arm of the world bank Group, which funded the establishment of the company.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) issued a comment on the report released lately by the Investigatio
The study seeks to provide simplified information on various aspects of nuclear power for the sake of facilitating and enriching the public dialogue and participation in the issues of nuclear energy in Egypt. EIPR adopts a position that considers nuclear power an expensive, dangerous, risky and unsustainable source of electricity and that better alternatives exist, especially renewable energy. Renewable resources would guarantee energy security and accessibility while protecting health and environment.
On the International Day of Commemoration of Chernobyl, the EIPR publishes a position paper on nuclear energy entitled "The nuclear energy more expensive and more dangerous”. The paper calls for solidarity with the victims of the disaster and for drawing lessons and reviewing ideas on the use of nuclear energy, especially with cheaper and safer alternatives.
The world can do without nuclear energy altogether, as there are better alternatives to meet energy and electricity needs. Renewables top the list of these alternatives around the world and in Egypt specifically.
A group of residents of the Wadi al-Qamar area in western Alexandria, located near a cement plant, had filed a complaint to the Environmental Affairs Agency (EAA) and the Public Prosecution in August 2015, alleging that emissions from the Alexandria Portland Cement were harmful to their health.