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Egypt

At a Glance

Egypt’s inhabitants rely heavily upon the Nile and the productive agricultural sector it nurtures, leaving the country vulnerable to climate shocks and transboundary water conflict. Through its long-recorded history, Egypt’s vulnerability to climatic changes has resulted in famine and political unrest during periods of drought. Egypt’s gross domestic product increased at a faster rate than emissions, which suggests that carbon intensity of the economy had decreased over that same time period.

 

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.

    Climate Projections

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    Decreased/Less Frequent Precipitation

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    Increased Temperature

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    Sea Level Rise

    Key Climate Impact Areas

    Agriculture

    Coastal Resources

    Human Health

    Tourism

    Water Resources

    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.


    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    N/A

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    104.1 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    1.32%

    % Forested Area

    0.1%

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