Egypt has been facing - along with many other countries - several challenges in the energy and electricity sector. Energy is the life line for any economy and an important factor in the lives of all Egyptians. A lot of countries are working on defining the best feasible energy scenario to overcome its specific challenges. This session of Cairo Climate Talks will focus on bringing best practices for solving some of these challenges. But this can only be a starting point.
The Cairo Climate Talk’s first session after the long summer break presented a discussion centered on Energy Efficiency and its potential to boost employment and energy needs in Egypt by reducing energy consumption. If Egypt manages to overcome major obstacles that hinder its path towards Green Economy, it is estimated that around 700,000 jobs could be created in the country in the next 15 years, a number well above other MENA countries.