Environmental Sustainability: Egypt

September 2021

Egypt ranks low in the Environmental Sustainability Index due to a lack of essential resources such as water and biodiversity. In addition, energy production from fossil fuels and high pollution also negatively reflect on the ranking. The country shows a more positive ranking in the Environmental Resilience pillar as Egypt benefits from relatively lower exposure to natural hazards.

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Environmental Sustainability: Egypt



Egypt is emerging as one of the top gas-producing countries around the globe
Egypt receives international support to help tackle staggering levels of pollution
Tourism sector to be tamed in order to preserve Egypt’s coral reefs
Egypt is investing in water efficiency and desalination capacity as water demand grows
COVID-19-related disruptions to the food supply chain prompt Egypt to strengthen agricultural sector
Egypt has experienced unprecedented floods which are expected to cause damage going forward


Chart 1 Environmental Sustainability Index: Egypt Chart 2 Global Sustainability Ranking: Egypt Chart 3 Energy Ranking: Egypt Chart 4 Energy Availability Landscape: Egypt Chart 5 Energy Efficiency, Security and Equity Landscape: Egypt Chart 6 Pollution Ranking: Egypt Chart 7 Air Pollution: Egypt Chart 8 Waste and Water Pollution Landscape: Egypt Chart 9 Forest and Biodiversity Ranking: Egypt Chart 10 Forest and Biodiversity Landscape: Egypt Chart 11 Water Ranking: Egypt Chart 12 Water Availability, Equity and Security Landscape: Egypt Chart 13 Water Security and Efficiency Landscape: Egypt Chart 14 Food and Agriculture Ranking: Egypt Chart 15 Food and Agriculture Landscape: Egypt Chart 16 Role of Agriculture in the Economy: Egypt Chart 17 Environmental Resilience Ranking: Egypt Chart 18 Environmental Resilience Landscape: Egypt

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