Wind turbines in the Sinai Desert, Hurghada, Egypt. Photo Credit: Anton Petrus/Getty Images

Environment Egypt14. September 2023

This Country Plans to Cut Emissions Five Years Ahead of Schedule

Determined to make a change for the better of the environment, Egypt has decided to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix and reduce emissions emitted from the electricity sector by 2030.

According to the twice-updated Nationally Determined Contributions plan, renewables will account for 42% of Egypt’s energy mix by 2030 instead of 2035. As for emissions, the country is looking to cut 80 million tons of carbon dioxide – and not 70 million tons – by 2030.

Egypt’s Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad made this announcement in a panel session held on the sidelines of the seventh ministerial meeting on climate action held in Brussels, Belgium, where she called for facilitating access to renewable energy technologies and fought for grants and concessional financing to be offered to developing countries to help them make the energy transition without impacting communities socially and economically.

Egypt Independent

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