UNDP Resident Representative congrats Egypt on releasing national strategy for climate change



Fri, 20 May 2022 - 05:17 GMT


Fri, 20 May 2022 - 05:17 GMT

CAIRO – 20 May 2022:  Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Alessandro Fracassetti congratulated Egypt, Thursday on releasing the national strategy for climate change.

“Congrats to Egypt on releasing the national strategy for climate change. It is a pivotal step that will guide Egypt’s efforts for a sustainable future & adapt to its changing climate. UNDP is a proud partner and looking forward to continuing our support to Climate Action” Fracassetti tweeted.

Egypt launched the National Strategy for Climate Change 2050 to improve the citizens’ quality of life and sustainable economic growth and preserve its natural resources.


“Climate change is one of the most important issues facing people as its impacts pose threats to sustainable development plans, food security and water availability, and thus will affect the national security,” said Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli in his speech at launching the national strategy for climate change 2050, on Thursday.


Although Egypt’s share of global CO2 emissions does not exceed 0.6%, Egypt is one of the countries most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change on many sectors, such as: coasts, agriculture, and water resources. health, population, and infrastructure, the Prime Minister said, adding that these impacts would lead to adding a new challenge to the set of challenges facing Egypt.

The Prime Minister announced that the national strategy for adapting to the climate change impacts has been prepared to lay down a general framework to identify problems in all affected sectors, and then to enhance how the society can cope with risks and their impact on various sectors.

He added that a national adaptation plan is being prepared to facilitate the integration of adaptation measures in a coherent manner into existing and new policies, programs and activities.


Additional reporting by Samar Samir





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