EPA Efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Learn more about our work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
EPA works with many partners to ensure capacity building and efficient, successful programs. Specifically, EPA cooperation with Morocco has supported implementation of the U.S. Free Trade Agreement with Morocco, currently the only country in Africa with such an agreement. As an environmental partner since 1991, EPA and Israel engage in scientific and technical collaboration to promote environmental protection. Learn more about our work in these countries:
Additional information about our work in MENA is available below:
The Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Yasmine Fouad met with United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Administrator Michael S. Regan on November 10, 2022, during the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 27 (COP27) hosted by the government of Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
- Egypt-EPA Joint Statement on Technical Cooperation in the Field of Environment and Climate Change (pdf)
EPA has worked with a variety of stakeholders in Jordan under the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement, most recently to build capacity on solid waste management and public participation in environmental decision-making.
- Jordan - Ministry of Environment
- EcoPeace Middle East
- USAID-Jordan Mission
- The United States-Jordan Free Trade Area Agreement (FTA) (entered into force on December 17, 2001)
- US Embassy Jordan
- State Department Jordan Page
- The Central Intelligence Agency Jordan Fact Page
EPA’s most recent work in MENA has come under the auspices of U.S. free trade agreements and their associated environmental cooperation mechanisms with MENA countries. The following is background information on EPA’s trade and environment work.
- EPA’s International Trade and Environment
- Free Trade Agreements
- Trade & Investment Framework Agreements