Egypt advanced one sport and ranked 21st in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022, with an overall medium rating.
Developed by Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and CAN, the CCPI analyses and compares climate change mitigation efforts across 60 countries (plus EU as a whole) with the highest emissions. Together these countries account for 90% of global emissions. The index aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enable comparison of mitigation efforts and progress made by individual countries.
The climate protection performance of those countries is assessed in four categories: GHG emissions, renewable energy, energy use, and climate policy. No country performs well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating in the CCPI.
The country receives mixed ratings in the four main CCPI categories. Egypt’s performance climbed two places and ranked 12th in the GHG Emissions and Energy Use. Meanwhile, in Climate Policy, it jumped 20 spots to 29th and in Renewable Energy ranked 21st.
Egypt has no concrete GHG emissions target for 2050, but the government proposed a general framework in the lead up to COP26. This included cooperation with the finance market for green investments, along with partnerships with other countries for adaptation (Adaption Action Coalition). In the previous year, Egypt set the target of 42% renewable energies in the energy mix by 2035. The government encourages homeowners to invest in solar energy through small loans with low interest rates. There have also been government projects to replace older vehicles with newer ones that run on natural gas.
The Egyptian government commented that the country spares no effort to shift towards a green and sustainable economy while working to reduce carbon emissions and increase reliance on renewable energy sources.
Scandinavian countries lead the way in climate protection, together with Morocco and the United Kingdom. Leaders Denmark, Sweden, and Norway occupy ranks four through six in the new Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022. Places one to three again remain vacant because no country’s measures thus far have been sufficient to achieve an overall ‘very high’ rating – none are following a path necessary to keep global warming within the 1.5°C limit.