With a similar performance to last year, Egypt ranks 22nd, remaining in the medium rated group of countries in the 2021 edition of the CCPI.
In a very mixed picture, Egypt is ranked high for GHG Emissions and Energy Use and very low in the Renewables category, seeing no significant changes in those areas.
The slight drop-off of three ranks in the overall performance can therefore be explained with changes in the Climate Policy category, where the country drops twelve ranks within the group of low performing countries.
In experts’ point of view, Egypt lacks environmental considerations in its economic growth strategy. The country neither has an environmental quality indicator in its Energy supply policies, nor an overall environmental protection road map. Experts further lament that measures to meet the growing energy demand are not coupled with a reduction of Egypt’s dependence on fossil fuels. They therefore stress the need of a decarbonisation strategy. Finally, they see deficits in the implementation of sustainability strategies and call for increased involvement of local civil society in this regard.
The following national expert agreed to be mentioned as contributor for this year’s CCPI: Waleed Mansour Amended (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung); Riham Helmy