Egypt Signs for a $ 31.5 Million Grant From UNDP for a Climate Change Adaptation Project
In an attempt to protect the Egyptian Northern coastal line, the Egyptian government along with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed for a climate change adaptation project. According to Ahram Online, the project named ‘Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta of Egypt’ will grant Egypt $31.5 Million. The signing ceremony took place last Thursday the 4th of October, 2018.
The event was attended by Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly; Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Mohamed Abd El Ati; and Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad. Additionally, the UNDP Resident Representative, Richard Dictus, was also present. During the press conference that followed, Abd El Ati mentioned that the grant; which is the biggest Egypt has ever received of its kind, will be funded by the Green Climate Fund.
Governorates that should be able to benefit from the project are Port Said, Damietta, Daqahliya, Kafr El-Sheikh, and Beheira. The project aims at limiting the impact of any future floods resulting from the rise of sea levels caused by global warming.