Clima South helps Egypt establish Centre of Excellence on Climate Change
September 26, 2016
The establishment of a Centre of Excellence on Climate Change (CECC) is one of the priorities of the Egyptian Government to address climate change adaptation and promote low carbon development. A feasibility study being implemented in collaboration with the EU- funded Clima South project, is currently assessing the main factors for the effective design and implementation of the CECC.
Based on national priorities and on lessons learned from relevant international and national experiences, the main functions identified for the CECC will include knowledge generation and management, capacity building, supporting access to finance and awareness raising.
The next step in the establishment of the CECC will be to produce a detailed work plan, integrating inputs received from stakeholders and detailing associated investment requirements. The final outcome of the current feasibility study phase, will be formally presented at a dedicated side-event to be jointly held by Egypt and the Clima South project at the COP22 in Marrakech.
The Clima South project seeks to enhance regional cooperation between the EU and its southern Mediterranean neighbours and among the partner countries themselves (South–South) on climate change mitigation and adaptation, mainly through capacity development and information sharing. The overarching goal is to support the transition of ENP South countries towards low carbon development and climate resilience.