CAIRO – 8 June 2022: Egypt has success story to share with the world during its presidency of the upcoming COP27 climate conference, stated Egyptian Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad.
She referred to Egypt’s national projects in the fields of mitigation and adaptation with climate change, saying that the cost of mitigation programs in Egypt reaches 211 billion dollars, and the cost of adaptation programs is about 113 billion dollars, with a total of 324 billion dollar.
Minister Yasmine Fouad further explained that the list of mitigation projects includes the establishment of the Benban Solar Energy Complex; the largest complex for generating clean electricity in the Middle East, in addition to energy efficiency projects, wind energy projects, and sustainable transportation such as the Monorail project and the expanded metro network.
She also highlighted other projects aiming to convert waste into energy, and helps in integrated waste management, such as biogas projects, sanitary landfills and recycling plants.
“As for the adaptation projects, they include water rationalization, canal lining projects, sea water desalination, sewage plants, and Haya Karima initiative as an integrated model for mitigation and adaptation projects to the effects of climate change,” she added.
This also includes the implementation of natural gas delivery projects, waste management, lining canals projects and Sewage treatment plants and afforestation.