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Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (2021)

Local economic development policies to adapt climate change hazards in Egypt.

Aboelnaga, Somoya

Titre : Local economic development policies to adapt climate change hazards in Egypt.

Auteur : Aboelnaga, Somoya

Université de soutenance : Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (formerly Szent Istvan University)

Grade : Doctoral (Ph.D.) Dissertation 2021

Sommaire partiel
Climate change as an additional stress is threatening habitats, ecosystems and land globally. The effects of climate change are projected to have adverse effects on developing countries and Egypt in not an exception. Additional to the current global situations concerning the impacts of long term climate variability and extreme weather events, continued heatwaves and increasing sea level rise are dominating across Egypt. The Paris Agreement (2015) delineates the importance of GHGs emissions mitigation and adaptation measures, which should be officially implemented by 2020. Egypt is among the pioneer countries that ratified the accord in its preliminary stages. This was a significant milestone in committing towards combating climate change across the country. Despite, Africa being rated the least among the continents contributing to the atmospheric pollution, it continues to be responsible for the least global emissions (estimated at 4%). Although they contributed to anthropogenic emission slightly, Egypt and the rest of the continent are highly vulnerable to the impacts of long-term climate variability and extreme weather events. Increased water shortages, changing rainfall patterns, sea level rise, desertification and frequent heatwaves are some of the challenges associated with climate change presently being experienced across Egypt putting the countries development path at risk.

Considering the vulnerability of climate change hazards and its massive contribution to the socio economic development of many nations including Egypt. The research tries to provide some applicable proactive policies which can deal with one of the most difficult problems in the future by developing countries in general and for Egypt in practice. The problem concerns the threats that climate change might have to developing countries’ development potentials and natural resources. The purpose of the study was to invent a LED policies and projects for providing an adaptation and allocating them spatially, this has the ability to monitor and deals with the climate change on the regional level in Egypt. Specifically, the study aimed at : Defining the relation between the LED policies and the climate change hazards ; Studying the applicability of the LED policies on the climate change hazard and regional development ; Studying international case studies dealing with climate change adaptation ; and Testing the efficiency of the policies within the limitation of the Egyptian context. The research has state four hypotheses : 1) The application of LED is more likely to be the most appropriate approach to adapt climate change ; 2) Applying LED is not the only proper answer to climate change but also to improve solving the social economic problem and sustainable development ; 3) There is likelihood that Egypt has no LED policies currently applicable to combat climate change hazards ; and 4) There is a higher likelihood that Egyptian institutional/ governmental systems have not been ready for handling the complexity of climate change hazards.


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