Environment and Energy

UNDP supports nature and wildlife conservation, promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction, sustainable transport and solid waste management. This includes management of the Nile River flow and floods; adaptation of new stress tolerant crop species; and promotion of Integrated Coastal Zone Management to adapt Nile Delta lowlands against rising sea levels. We are also studying the socio-economic impact of climate change in order to encourage appropriate policies and investments by the Government of Egypt. With our support, Egypt has seen the establishment of ten natural protectorates across the country and succeeded in introducing income generation activities to improve livelihoods, and secure local community engagement in conservation.

For renewable energy & energy efficiency, the promotion of energy efficiency measures is one of our priorities, which helps reduce energy consumption and costs by up to 50%. Our assistance has resulted in a draft of the national code for energy efficient buildings that was included in the Housing Law. Likewise, we continue to support the transformation of public and private buildings to make them environmentally friendly, while also assisting the government in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, and identifying ways of converting agricultural and human waste into renewable sources of energy. View more

Environment and Energy: An Overview

In helping the Government of Egypt protect the environment and manage its natural resources, UNDP provides assistance in the areas of climate change and risk mitigation and nature and wildlife conservation. Egypt formulated and endorsed the National Environmental Action Plan covering all aspects of sustainable development and established the national committee for sustainable development to operationalize the plan. The Government’s commitment was manifested in issuing the "Framework of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development and Methodology of Preparing the Indicators", and establishing units in a number of ministries, to initiate the development of such indicators.View more

Our Stories

Contrast between traditional charcoal production and modern technology

Cleaner is Better

Local producers find a lucrative business opportunity in cleaner charcoal production with carbon credits The “black cloud” is the vernacular term that Egyptians have coined tomore 

The dahshour community helping with the cleaning and awareness campaigns

The Value of Cultural Heritage

Raising Awareness about Environmental Protection as a Means of Developing the Tourism Sector in the Dahshour Community Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dahshourmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • 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.more 

  • 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.more 

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