Welcome to the Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index, where Earth.Org examines the policies and actions regarding the environment of every nation on earth. Combining the most respected global indexes on pollution, climate change, policy, energy, oceans, biodiversity we have produced an overall Global Index, which will be updated annually. This is the Global Sustainability Index scorecard for Egypt.

Egypt is highly vulnerable to the climate crisis due to the dependence of a large part of its population on the Nile River for fresh water and its coastline, which is experiencing sea level rise. 

With 98% of its population living on 4% of its total land area in the Nile Valley and Delta, the future of Egypt is directly linked to the flow of the Nile River. As a threat multiplier, the climate crisis will amplify the demographic, economic and political pressures on Egypt’s stability.

An analysis by USAID predicts that under current policies, annual average temperatures will increase from about 20°C on the Mediterranean coastline to around 24°C on the Red Sea coastline, 25°C in Cairo and 26°C further south in Aswan, while typical daytime maximum temperatures in midsummer will range from 30°C in Alexandria to 41°C in Aswan.

Global Sustainability Index scorecard for Egypt

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Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking image description: Egypt Rankings – Policy: 8, Pollution: 66, Climate Change: 19, Oceans: 88, Biodiversity: 87, Energy: 10, Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking 26.