Environment & Energy

  • Adaptation to Climate Change in the Nile Delta

    In partnership with the Coastal Research Institute of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, the project aims to integrate the management of Sea Level Rise risks into the development of Egypt’s Low Elevation Coastal Zone in the Nile Delta.

  • BioEnergy for Sustainable Rural Development

    In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the objective of this project is to remove the technical, institutional, informational, financial and other market barriers to the increasing use of biomass energy in promoting sustainable rural development in Egypt.

  • Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds

    In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, this project aims to demonstrate the double mainstreaming approach of Sustainable Economic Growth in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt – funded by USAID LIFE.

  • Strengthening Protected Area Financing and Management Systems

    Through the partnership with the Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, this project aims to establish a sustainable protected area financing system, with associated management structures, systems and capacities needed to ensure the effective use of generated revenues for priority biodiversity conservation needs.

  • Sustainable Transport

    In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the project aims to reduce the growth of energy consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions of the transport sector in Egypt, while simultaneously mitigating the local environmental and other problems of increasing traffic such as deteriorated urban air quality and congestion.

  • Solid Waste Management in Minya Governorate - Phase II

    The first phase of the project has established an independent SWM Organizational Structure in Minya Governorate – as a pilot project for other rural governorates – and developed an integrated plan for solid waste management in Minya Governorate. The second phase of this project consists of three components.

  • Support to the Egyptian Protected Areas (SEPA)

    Support to the Egyptian Protected Areas (SEPA) project is to be considered as a natural evolution of the Egyptian-Italian Environmental Cooperation Programme (EIECP). In this framework, It will contribute to the guarantee the sustainability of the activities undertakes to enhance the System of the Protected Areas of Egypt, in preparation of the third forthcoming phase of the EIECP and through complementary and synergic actions to the UNDP-GEF project ‘’Strengthening Protected Areas’ financing and management systems’’.

  • Phase-out of HydroChloroFluoroCarbons in Egypt, Foam Sector (HCFC)

    This project will contribute to Egypt’s efforts to fulfill its commitments in under the Montreal Protocol and its amendments through the phase-out the use of HCFC-141b in its PU insulation foam production sector. This project eliminates 136, 63 ODP t (1224 Mt HCFC-141b)

  •  National Biodiversity Planning to Support the implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Egypt (NBSAPs)

    This project is part of the second generation of Biodiversity Enabling Activities (BD EA) under the GEF. Egypt has been Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since 2 June 1994. The project addresses the country’s need to continue to fulfil its obligations under the CBD, with particular focus on the Convention’s Article 6 and the CBD COP Decision X/2. Above all, the project is a significant contribution to Egypt’s efforts towards implementing the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 at the national level.

  • Inadequate hazardous waste (HW) management in most of the 22 Arab countries served by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States in Egypt (BCRC-Egypt) generates considerable public health and environmental problems, including contamination of soil and water.

  • Low Emission Capacity Building Project

    The project will, also, develop the capacity of experts and institutions in Egypt to respond to opportunities that have been identified for engaging Public Sector and Industry support and participation in addressing the issue of climate change. The Project seeks to build on various initiatives already developed by UNDP and partners, including the National Communication Support Programme (NCSP).

  • In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the project will enable Egypt to prepare and submit its Third National Communication to the Conference of Parties (CoP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in accordance with its commitments as a Party to the Convention as mandated by Articles 4 and 12 of the Convention and subsequent CoP decisions.

  • Supreme Council for Antiquities - ity

    The current phase of the project started in October 2013, with the aim of consolidating the activities implemented at Medinet Madi located in El Fayoum Governorate. Such initiative is, in fact, intending to permanently open to the public the archaeological park of Medinet Madi and its visitor center, developing a sustainable management system in terms of environmental protection and conservation of cultural heritage. In addition, the current project aims to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • Improving Energy Efficiency for Lighting & Building Appliances

    The objective of the project is to facilitate a comprehensive market transformation of the Egyptian market towards the use of more energy efficient electric appliances at a level where cost-efficiency is proven.

  • Protect human health and the environment from unintentional releases of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

    The project’s main objective is to protect humans’ health and the environment by reducing POPs and other hazardous releases (e.g. mercury, lead, etc.) resulting from the unsound management of healthcare and electronic wastes.