Low Emission Capacity Building Project

What is the Project About?

In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the project will enable Egypt to strengthen national capacities to do the following: 1) Design a low-emission development strategy (LEDS); 2) Identify opportunities for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the context of national development; 3) Facilitate the design and adoption of mitigation actions by selected industries; and 4) Design systems for Measuring, Reporting, and Verifying (MRV) mitigation actions. The Project will target the Public and Private (Industrial) Sectors.

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).

What Have We Accomplished So Far?

Four concept proposals for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)

Who finances this project?

United Nations Development Programme

Delivery in previous fiscal year

USD 52,000


  • According to the INC and SNC, Egypt’s most vulnerable sectors to climate change are: 1) coastal zones, 2) water resources, and 3) cultivated lands.
  • In 2007, the World Bank carried out a study regarding the impacts of Sea Level Rise (SLR) on developing countries. Among all 84 countries under that study, Egypt was considered as one of the most impacted countries. Sea level rise is the cause of the most serious climate change impacts and threatens the densely populated River Nile Delta which includes extensive infrastructure and fertile cultivated lands.
  • Assessment of GHG emissions for Egypt in the year 2000 revealed that the total emissions were about 193 MtCO2e, compared to about 117 MtCO2e in 1990, representing an average increase of 5.1%, annually.
  • The energy sector, including transportation, is the primary contributor to GHG emissions, followed by agriculture, industrial processes and then the waste sector. GHG emissions per capita showed a 37% increase in 2000, relative to 1990. Meanwhile, GHG emissions per thousand US$ of Egypt GDP went down from 3.32 ton CO2e to 1.98 ton CO2e, indicating the use of low carbon activities.
Project Overview
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Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
Goal 7- Ensuring Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Mohamed Bayoumi
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency/Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs
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