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International Cooperation

EPA Efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Over the years, EPA’s environmental cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has focused on capacity building regarding environmental governance, water pollution and water security, clean fuels vehicles, and pollution prevention.   Our most recent activities have focused on solid waste management and public participation in environmental decision-making.  Our efforts in the region have benefited the global environment and built partnership with key countries in MENA and a variety of stakeholders. 

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:

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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.

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​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.

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For additional information on EPA's work in the Middle East and North Africa, contact:
Cristina Mercurio 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of International and Tribal Affairs (2650R)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 564-6600