Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in North Coast and Nile Delta in Egypt

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Coastal Protection Works
UNDP

This project seeks to support adaptation efforts of Egypt in the Nile Delta which is identified by the IPCC in its Fourth Assessment Report as one of the world’s three “extreme” vulnerable hotspots to Sea Level Rise. The objective of the project is to reduce coastal flooding risks in Egypt’s North Coast due to the combination of projected sea level rise and more frequent and intense extreme storm events.

The project focuses on constructing 69 km of sand dune dikes with local materials as a core to form a natural sand dune system nature based materials to protect from sea level rise along five vulnerable hotspots within the Nile Delta  Coastal Zone. 

Last update: 29 Oct 2023
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Context
Challenges addressed
Salinization
Sea level rise
Scale of implementation
National
Ecosystems
Beach
Theme
Adaptation
Location
Port Said, Egypt
Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt
Damietta, Egypt
Beheira, Egypt
Dakahlia, Egypt
North Africa
Impacts

Implementation of  a sound climate change adaptation action to reduce risk of flooding and protect lives and livelihoods of vulnerable sectors, and groups and high-risk geographic locations in North of Egypt.

Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 13 – Climate action
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