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Egypt to Spend EGP 1.8 Billion to Protect Coasts from Climate Change

Egypt is investing in EGP 1.8 billion worth of national projects to protect its Mediterranean coast from the effects of climate change, in cooperation with the UN’s Green Climate Fund.

It's 2020 and we still have people denying that climate change is a thing. Like, honestly, people, Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ came out in 2006! Newborn babies back then are old enough to argue about the greenhouse effect on Facebook now. No matter how much some people might try to ignore it, its effects are inevitable, especially for countries located along the coastlines of Africa. When it comes to its coastal zones, aquafarming and fisheries, Egypt literally can't afford to keep its head under the sand.


To allay the high cost of disaster, Egypt is investing in EGP 1.8 billion worth of national projects to protect its Mediterranean coast from the effects of climate change. In cooperation with the UN’s Green Climate Fund, the projects will help lessen the risks of coastal floods in the Delta, and will be used to develop plans on how to respond to the rising of the tides.


The Green Climate Fund will provide USD 31.5 million as a grant to build 69 km-long protection systems for the lowlands by the Nile River, which is currently in danger of drowning on account of the rise in sea levels.