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Dr. Ahmed Abdel Hamid, project manager for the National Plan for Climate Change Adaptation at the Ministry of Environment, confirmed that Egypt is one of the countries most vulnerable to negative impacts of climate change.
Abdel Hamid said, during the inaugural workshop for the draft national adaptation plan by the Ministry of Environment, that there is a coastal strip for Egypt with a length of 3,500 km, and in the event of a rise in sea levels, it will affect all areas along this coastal strip.
Dr. Ahmed Abdel Hamid added that 15% of Egypt’s population lives in the coastal areas, and in the event of effects on the sea water level, the population in these areas will be greatly affected.
He added that these negative effects include the loss of jobs, leaving homes for residents in these areas, and the impact of agricultural and industrial activities.
The workshop will be attended by Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of the Environment, Dr. Ali Abu Sunna, CEO of the Environmental Affairs Agency, the Ministers of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Water Resources, Irrigation and Tourism, and Alessandro Fracacetti, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program.
The workshop discusses the ability of the economic, social and environmental system to resist climate changes and return to functioning as before.
The workshop aims to enumerate the potential stakeholders who should be involved in the process of preparing and drafting the National Adaptation Plan.
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