Climate and disaster resilience
UNDP advocates to mainstream climate change into national development plans thus integrating issues of climate, disaster risk and energy at the country level to build resilience, reduce poverty and sustain development. Egypt is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change despite its low contribution to global Green House Gas emissions. The Nile river is the main source of fresh water in Egypt and the majority of the Egyptian population are living in the Nile Delta and along the Nile Valley. Any substantial reduction in the flow of the Nile would pose a serious risk to Egypt. In addition, sea level rise threatens settlements and economic activities in the low lying lands in the Nile Delta. Higher temperatures increase water demands, affect crop yields, create more heat stress and exacerbate levels of air pollution. In recent years, Egypt has been facing an energy shortage.
UNDP is working to help countries address the challenges of climate change and remains the largest service provider in the UN system on climate change adaptation and mitigation. UNDP supports countries to transition toward low-emission and climate-resilient sustainable development, prepare for and build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and pursue low carbon development pathways that guarantee a cleaner, greener future. More
Projects and Initiatives
In partnership with the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Defense, this project will build on the foundations put and the successes realized during the first phase to further more
The objective of the project is to facilitate a comprehensive market transformation of the Egyptian market towards the use of more energy efficient electric appliances at a level where cost-efficiency is proven.more