Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad said on Wednesday that Egypt has gained a new environmental achievement as the country has jumped four ranks in the Climate Change Performance Index 2019, to rank 24th out of 57 countries.
Following her return to Cairo after attending the presidential summit of the 25th UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain on Monday, the minister said that the national policies taken by Egypt to combat climate change impacts was behind this achievement.
Fouad further explained that according to the study prepared by the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019, Egypt scored a total of 57.49 points as Cairo continues to advance among countries around the world with its promising plan to counter the effects of climate change.
The ranking results of the CCPI 2019 are defined by a country’s aggregated performance regarding 14 indicators within four categories: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, renewable energy, energy use, and climate policy, in a globally unique policy section of the index.
The index showed that Egypt has made remarkable progress, making it a high performance country. Egypt achieved success in the field of GHG emissions by ranking fifth with 33 points, and advanced in the field of energy use by ranking eighth among the countries included in the report.
Some of the most important projects that contributed to this achievement were major environmental projects such as the Benban Solar Power Plant, Jabal Al-Zeit Wind Power Plant, and the Assiut Hydroelectric Dam Station.