Within the framework of the greenhouse gas emissions management agreement that was signed at COP27 between Egyptian Holding Company (EGAS) and Shell, EGAS held a meeting on November 27 at its headquarters to discuss the first steps of emissions reduction efforts.
The meeting was held in the presence of Ashraf Ramadan, the company’s Chairman Assistant for Environmental Protection and Supervisor of Occupational Health & Safety. It also included team members from the Department of Sustainable Development in Environmental Protection with representatives of Shell, in addition to the experienced external consultants in this field from Nexus company, with the aim of exchanging experiences, under the auspices of Magdy Galal, EGAS Chairman.
The meeting began with an opening speech by Ramadan, in which he emphasized that this meeting is the first step in implementing the agreement and its expected outputs to develop a guide for the subsidiaries.
He also emphasized the importance of forming a sustainable management system to bring about comprehensive development and change in the various activities of the petroleum sector by working more efficiently in terms of managing these emissions.
Reference was also made to the scope of work based on how to measure, write reports, verify data, and identify opportunities for mitigating the effects of climate change, along with providing training programs to build capacity for environmental officials in EGAS and its subsidiaries.
Implementation and monitoring will be initiated through the work plan set for this framework by holding training programs in preparation for finalizing a template for a unified report to report the position of greenhouse gas emissions in the sites of these companies, and to provide it to EGAS periodically, in preparation for submitting it within the framework of the National Climate Change Strategy 2050.