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The Institute of Planning holds the fourth scientific follow-up seminar for the World Bank report on climate and development

The Institute of National Planning held the fourth scientific follow-up activity, during which the “Egypt Country Climate and Development Report” issued by the World Bank in November 2022 was reviewed, presented by Dr. Zainab El-Sadi, a teacher at the Regional Development Center, and the management of Prof. Dr. Aziza Abdel Razek, coordinator of the activity and scientific supervisor of the scientific follow-up sessions, who emphasized the importance of the report in presenting the challenges facing climate action in Egypt, and reviewing the government’s long and short-term plans in facing these challenges.

In this context, Dr. explained. Zainab El-Sadi said that the report, which was launched within the activities of the Climate Conference Cop 27, provides an analytical study on the current situation of development and the challenges facing Egypt as a result of climate change, while identifying the best procedures, policies and investment opportunities that can help in the development process during the next five years, and challenge At the same time the effects of climatic changes and maintains the sustainability of natural resources.

This comes as the report discusses the current situation of the development process in light of the successive crises and the effects of climate change on that process, and the factors that exacerbate the crisis, including the increase in the urban population and the escalation of climate hazards.

In addition to the above, the report also reviewed the 2050 climate change strategy, a study of the road map towards flexibility and low-carbon development, and the mechanism for providing the appropriate environment for the transition to low-carbon development and providing the required financing for its various scenarios.

The report put forward a set of recommendations that would help Egypt achieve its development goals while highlighting a set of priority measures to face current challenges, including enhancing efficiency in the use of resources and allocating them based on their real value, especially water resources, and emphasizing the importance of providing accurate information and information systems. And updated, and the need to pay attention to providing the appropriate environment for the transition to low-carbon development and provide the funding required for the various scenarios of low-carbon development.



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