The National Strategy for Climate Change 2050 seeks to enact a series of long-term policies to help the country tackle this global issue.
With Sharm El Sheikh playing host to this year’s COP27 UN Climate Change Conference in November, the Ministry of Environment has formally launched the Egyptian government’s climate change strategy.
The National Strategy for Climate Change 2050 seeks to enact a series of long-term policies to help the country tackle this global issue. One of its highest priorities is to educate the public on how to deal with the environmental changes, and how to move past them.
The Ministry of Environment reiterated the importance of having diverse sources of funding for large-scale environmental projects, such as loans, state budget and participation from the private sector. These projects would cover a wide range of issues and strategies including renewable energy, waste, finding alternatives to fuels like gasoline and materials like plastic, and research.
In service of this new climate change strategy, the prime minister and the Ministry of Environment have allocated about USD 211 billion to mitigate the effects of climate change, and USD 113 billion towards the creation of adaptation programmes.