In few days: Egypt to launch National Strategy for Climate Change addressing 17 aspects



Sun, 03 Apr 2022 - 03:55 GMT


Sun, 03 Apr 2022 - 03:55 GMT

FILE – Floods that took place in Egypt's Alexandria in October, 2015

FILE – Floods that took place in Egypt's Alexandria in October, 2015

CAIRO – 3 April 2022: Egypt is launching within a few days the National Strategy for Climate Change addressing 17 aspects. The move comes within the preparations to host COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh next November.   


The 17 aspects are:

Improving the efficiency of thermal power stations, transmission networks, oil and gas activities, devices, electrical equipment, and means of transportation.

Improving the efficiency of industrial processes across all sectors.

Reinforcing orientation towards sustainable consumption and production to cut emissions from activities non-pertaining to the energy sector.

Reducing emissions from animal production activities and recycling of agricultural waste. Safe disposition of solid waste, and garnering the gas emitted from such landfills.

Encouraging the policies that support the reduction of waste from the source such as promoting single-use plastics.  

Reducing the losses and damages that can happen to the state assets and to the ecological system due to climate change.

Combating the loss of biological diversity, climate change, and deterioration of lands and ecological systems.

Preserving protectorates, endemic species, historical and cultural patrimony.  

Establishing developmental communities away from hot areas that are most vulnerable to climate change, selecting the locations through mathematical modeling.

Creating infrastructure and services that are resilient in the face of climate change, protecting lowlands in coastal zones, setting an integrated management of coastal areas, and implementing flood control systems.

Reinforcing wastewater systems in urban areas, and developing rainwater harvesting systems.

Empowering women to coexist with the impact of climate change by mapping their needs and priorities, and providing them with the necessary modern technology, and flexible funding.

Accomplishing gender equality by tailoring training and funding programs that take into consideration the nature of each gender.  

Designating the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders to achieve strategic goals.

Reforming sectoral policies relevant to introducing changes required to alleviate the impact of climate change and coexistence with it.

Enhancing Egypt's rank on the Climate Change Performance Index to attract more investments and acquire more climate funding.   



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