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Description or Abstract

Climate change is soon becoming an unescapable challenge for many countries, Egypt included. Severe weather events are becoming more and more frequent and developing countries are expected to be more vulnerable to their effects. Tourism is considered one of the most vulnerable sectors affected by climate change, not only due to risks to marine life coastal communities, but also because changes in temperatures are expected to affect tourists preferred destinations. This is especially challenging for Egypt given that Tourism contributes up to 15% of GDP, is one of the countries’ main sources of foreign currency, and employs more than 10% of the workforce. This policy brief presents four different recommendations to adapt and mitigate climate change effects to the tourism industry in Egypt. The recommendations were formulated after several meetings with respective stakeholders in the Ministry of Tourism & Ministry of Environment. The recommendations in this policy brief are based on the integrated reform program of the Ministry of Tourism and Egypt’s and Egypt’s National Climate Strategy for 2050.


Climate Change; Tourism; Mitigation; Adaptation; Sustainable Tourism


This paper is published by The Public Policy Hub - GAPP School (AUC), established in 2017:

Laila El Baradei (PI), Shahjahan Bhuiyan (Co-PI), Mohamed Kadry (Program Manager), Waleed El-Deeb (Senior Specialist), Ghadeer Ibrahim (Senior Outreach and Communications Specialist).

Faculty Advisor

Shahjahan Bhuiyan

Content Type



24 p.


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