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Climate and
disaster resilience

Protecting development gains

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eradicate poverty and inequality, tackling the dual threats of climate change and disasters is essential. By building resilience and ensuring that all development is risk-informed, countries and communities can protect against losses and simultaneously boost economic growth, create jobs and livelihoods, strengthen access to health and education, and ensure that no one is left behind.

Zero-carbon. Risk-informed. Sustainable.

UNDP’s support to countries on climate change and disaster resilience is shaped by three important global agreements: the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP supports the Government of Egypt to fulfill its commitments towards the international environmental conventions and works on climate change mitigation and adaptation. UNDP has been an advocate for mainstreaming climate change into national development plans thus integrating issues of climate, disaster risk and energy to build resilience, reduce poverty and sustain development.
In addition, UNDP works to protect biodiversity and natural resources while sustaining livelihoods. UNDP also focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable cities and transport initiatives, with an emphasis on more integrated energy, mobility, land use, and waste management solutions.

13,000

Tons of CO2

The Energy Efficiency programme had helped Egypt achieve annual energy savings of 24.5 MkWh, enough to provide power to 8,000 households.

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