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Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Egypt—Status Quo and Future Policies

  • Paulina FroehlichEmail author
  • Mohammad Al-Saidi
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Abstract

For many of Egypt’s communities, climate change represent an increasing threat to development and livelihoods that remains underrepresented in terms of policies and strategies. The vulnerability of communities in agricultural land, coastal zones and urban spaces is investigated in this study using recent literature. This study aims at identifying policy options for community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change in Egypt. Using key informants interviews and comparisons to similar case studies, it outlines three alternative policies sets: information-based, finance-based and capacity-based. It later introduces the obstacles and advantages of introducing the different CBA policies which represent potential focus areas of future climate change policy reforms. Further, it identifies critical factors for the success of the CBA approach like trust among all stakeholders and a clear allocation of responsibilities among governmental institutions.

Keywords

Community-based adaptation Climate change in Egypt Policy analysis Sea-level rise Climate policy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT)Cologne University of Applied ScienceCologneGermany
  2. 2.Center for Sustainable Development, College of Arts and SciencesQatar UniversityDohaQatar

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