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Egypt ranks 22nd globally and 2nd in the Middle East and North Africa in the Climate Change Performance Index for 2024


Tue 04 Jun 2024 | 11:14 PM
Egypt`s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)
Egypt`s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)
Mohamed Mandour

Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics issued a press release on the occasion of World Environment Day 2024. World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th each year and is the largest international event dedicated to monitoring positive changes in environmental phenomena, with participation of many countries around the world. This year, Saudi Arabia will be the host country for the official celebration of World Environment Day 2024, which will be held under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #Generation Restoration.”

The most important of these indicators: Egypt achieved the 22nd position out of 67 countries included in Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) for 2024. This marks an advancement over Algeria, which ranked 54th, Turkey, which ranked 56th, and United Arab Emirates, which ranked 65th. Egypt also secured the second position after Morocco in Middle East and North Africa region. This achievement is attributed to Egypt's steps to invest in large-scale renewable energy projects, such as encouraging the installation of solar and wind energy. Number of cars converted to run on natural gas reached 507.3 thousand by the end of 2022/2023, compared to 449.6 thousand cars by the end of (2021/2022), representing an increase by 12.8%.

Amount of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from fuel consumption in railways decreased by 2.4% in (2021/2022) compared to (2020/2021). "Vision Egypt 2030" included several points related to circular economy, including goal of collecting 80% of municipal waste (garbage) with an efficiency rate of 90%. Additionally, it aimed not to exceed a maximum water loss limit of 10% from water treatment.

The quantity of municipal waste (garbage) recycled across the Republic governorates reached 5.5 million tons. Cairo and Dakahlia governorates topped the list of governorates in the Republic in terms of recycling rates, with percentages of 23.0% and 12.8%, respectively, in 2022.