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 and 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.

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

$ 162,000 (2014)

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