Egypt: Climate Change Risk Management in Egypt
The aim of the proposed joint programme is to help Egypt align its climate risk management and human development efforts in pursuing the achievement of MDGs in the face of climate change and the predicted serious threats to the country.
In this context, the project will serve to reduce poverty and mitigate risk by combining mitigation and adaptation under one integrated Climate Risk Management (CRM) banner with a special attention given to the vulnerable poorest populations of Egypt through two complementary approaches: Mainstreaming GHG mitigation into national policy and investment frameworks, including increased CDM financing opportunities; enhancing the country’s capacity to adapt to climate change. The joint programme will build awareness and capacity of key decision makers and development actors to support the systematic integration of climate change as a new variable in key policy, regulatory, institutional and operational frameworks and implement pilot projects.
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- Energy Efficiency Unit established in the Cabinet of Ministers became part of the new Ministerial Committee for Energy Efficiency created by the Government in 2012.
- Clean Development Awareness and Promotion Unit established inside the Egyptian Environmental Agency in partnership with the World Bank; plan to reduce energy consumption in public buildings approved, international contracts for Carbon Trading projects issued.
- An environmentally friendly Charcoal Kiln, now producing charcoal, was imported with the support of the MSEA’s revenues from the Carbon Credit sales, as a pilot project to replace old and polluting production methods.
*as of June 2012 programme reporting period