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);
  • Ten detailed reports for NAMA Mapping that identify mitigation potential in 10 sectors (Electricity power generation, Renewable energy including large scale renewable energy, Industry, Transport, Housing, Tourism, Oil and Gas, Efficient water and sanitation pumps, agriculture, waste management);
  • Consolidated report for NAMA Mapping;
  • Mainstreaming climate change into national planning in many entities on public and private sector levels;
  • In cooperation with Central Department of Climate Chang/EEAA and Third National Communication Project, LECB- Egypt organized five capacity building workshops and presented NAMA Mapping reports in Tourism, Oil & Gas, Housing, Agriculture and Health, for more than 350 participants;
  • In cooperation with GIZ, lECB-Egypt shared in organizing two capacity building workshops for electricity distribution companies in Upper Egypt;

Who finances this project?

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Delivery in previous fiscal year

$52,000 (2014)


  • According to the INC and SNC, Egypt’s most vulnerable sectors to climate change are: coastal zones, water resources, and 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.

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