Egypt’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC

What is the Project About?

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. It will update and strengthen information provided regarding national circumstances, inventories of greenhouse gases, policies and measures undertaken to mitigate climate change, assessments of vulnerability to climate change and steps taken to adapt to climate change, and information on public awareness, education, training, systematic research and observation, and technology transfer. The project will also increase the capacity of experts and institutions in Egypt to produce subsequent National Communications that meet all guidelines established by the CoP and that serve as a source of information for national policies and measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change in key economic and social sectors.

What Have We Accomplished So Far:

Significant progress in the development of GHG inventories

Who finances this project?



Global Environment Facility

Delivery in previous fiscal year

US$ 68,081.25

Highlights

  • In 1994, Egypt ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  •  Egypt has been identified as particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Significant vulnerabilities have been detailed in Egypt’s First and Second National Communications as well as international reports such as IPCC 2007 and UNDP Human Development Report 2007/08. These climate change risks may threaten Egypt’s efforts to achieve the MDGs and to face those threats, the reports presented several adaptation measures to climate change impacts, as well as many mitigation measures to play an effective role in achieving the main target of the UNFCCC.
  • The Third National Communication will build on the First and Second National Communications and other relevant studies and national reports to identify priorities for interventions, and further translate assessments into concrete sector policies and measures.
  • Egypt’s most vulnerable sectors to climate change are identified as: 1) coastal zones, 2) water resources and 3) agriculture
Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project start date:
2011
Estimated end date:
2015
Geographic coverage:
National Project
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7 – Ensuring Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Mohamed Bayoumi
Partner(s):
Ministries of Health, Water Resources and Irrigation, Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Foreign Trade and Industry, Environment, Tourism, Transportation, Petroleum, Energy and Electricity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Supreme Energy Council of the Cabinet of Ministers.