Barriers that Egypt faces in terms of tackling its environmental issues

greenarwa:

ME: What do you think are the unique barriers that Egypt faces in terms of tackling its environmental issues?

Sarah Rifaat: Corruption, outdated policies, vested interests and extremely bureaucratic governmental institutions are the biggest barriers for many environmentalist. There are those who might argue that lack of mass awareness on some issues is a barrier, and while that is true in some cases, the events of last year have proved that you only need a dedicated few to bring about massive change. However, in order for us to create lasting change, we need to transform the systems and institutions that have long kept the status quo.

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