Climate Change Risk Management in Egypt:

Created at:1970-01-01

Prepared by:The Environmental and Climate changes Research Institute

The aim of the joint programme is to help Egypt align its climate risk management and human development efforts in pursuing the achievement of MDGs in the face of climate change and the predicted serious threats to the country. In this context, the project serves to reduce poverty and mitigate risk by combining mitigation and adaptation under one integrated Climate Risk Management banner with a special attention given to the vulnerable poorest populations of Egypt through two complementary approaches: Mainstreaming GHG mitigation into national policy and investment frameworks, including increased CDM financing opportunities; enhancing the country’s capacity to adapt to climate change. The joint programme builds awareness and capacity of key decision makers and development actors to support the systematic integration of climate change as a new variable in key policy, regulatory, institutional and operational frameworks and implement pilot projects.