Sustainable infrastructure is crucial to ensuring that rural communities are resilient and self-sufficient. Building resilience for communities through sustainable infrastructure allows them to be autonomous and responsive to adverse shocks such as food and nutrition insecurity, poverty, climate and human-made shocks such as drought and land degradation respectfully.
Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation
As a signatory to the significant climate change protocols such as the Paris Climate Agreement, the GoE involves in largescale climate-change resilience operations, particularly in food security, energy and waste management. The GoE is also collaborating with its partners to mitigate risks associated with extreme climate change by encouraging the integration of various technologies, services and tools to equip communities better to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The ministry of environment has a national strategy for adaptation to climate change and reduction of its associated risks that aims to strengthen the capacity of Egyptians to cope with the risks and damages caused by climate change and its effects on economic activity.
Egypt is one of the leading African countries in the transition to renewable energy. The Government is currently building a 37 square kilometers solar park with 41 power plants in Benban, Aswan, Egypt. The park is set to be the World's largest solar photovoltaic park upon completion. The Ministry of Environment through the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) is expanding its biogas industry. The EEAA established an association for biogas development and partnership with the National Bank of Kuwait; plan to develop 60 additional gas units in Menia, Upper Egypt.
Egypt is one of the leading African countries in the transition to renewable energy. The Government is currently building a 37 square kilometers solar park with 41 power plants in Benban, Aswan, Egypt.