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130218_Luxor-Egypt SECAP Final

- Reduce energy

- Reduce energy consumption in all sectors through energy conservation and efficiency, in order to provide better services while reducing costs and impacts, and - Promote energy production from locally available renewable resources in order to cover as far as possible energy needs from these decarbonised sources. The City of Luxor - Governorate of Luxor developed and announced a Strategic Plan 2017, which promotes many projects in the areas of infrastructure. The strategy is centred on the objective of promoting Luxor as a green city. The vulnerability analysis of the City of Luxor indicates among 10 receptors including tourists, that Tourism is ranked the highest risk (level 1) in terms of probability and impact. Hence, it is essential to improve the energy profile of the tourism sector in order to support the ambition of profiling Luxor as sustainable tourism destination. The Sustainable and Green Tourism Plan (SGTP) will work to greening hotels and resorts, inviting them to operate on clean energy incorporating solar PV panels and SWH systems instead of using fossil fuels. The City of Luxor wants to expand the natural gas network to reach more hotels and resorts. Natural gas should be seen as a complement to renewable energy. The Governorate of Luxor also intends to support the Sustainable and Green Tourism Plan by raising awareness of all hotel owners, management, including staff and users on the impact of climate change, as well as the importance of measures to green hotels and resorts, supporting the conversion of the city to be a world-class tourists’ destination. This Priority Action #4 is in line with the vision and strategy of the Governorate of Luxor and supports its implementation. Principal partners and stakeholders • Governorate of Luxor – City of Luxor (Municipality) • City Council represented by the Governor of Luxor • Hotels owners and Management in City of Luxor Contact person in the local authority Dr Ramadan Seddik, Director of Environmental Affairs – Governorate of Luxor • Ministry of Petroleum (MoPMRs) - Egypt Gas Holding Company (EGAS) - Ganoub El Wadi Holding company - Egypt Gas Company (EGC) - Luxor • Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE) - New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) • Ministry of Tourism (MoTrm) - Green Tourism Unit (GTU) • Ministry of Environment (MoEnv) – EEAA - Green Building Unit (GBU) • Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MoIIC) 2. Process Technical Process Applying green measures in the tourism sector is an important option for reducing energy consumption and 164

lower GHG emissions. This action is set through the following assessments and development: • Get a detailed understanding of the tourism sector (hotels and resorts) and its pattern in energy use; - Assess the current 38 hotels in terms of fuel and power use, - Examine the conditions and availability of energy efficiency measures in these hotels and resorts: lighting and AC, overall building performances, etc., - Assess the detailed potential for renewable energy development in hotels and resorts, - Explore the amount of natural gas needed to supply hotels and resorts in combination with renewable energy, • Establish a plan for of stakeholders’ involvement to ensure conditions of success are met. Administrative and coordination process • Governorate of Luxor – City of Luxor (Municipality) and Governor’s to approve the plan and its targets, • City Council represented by the Governor approval, • Hotel owners and management in Luxor – approvals, • Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoPMRs) – study and approve the quantity of the natural gas needed for these Hotel connection, including: - (EGAS and Ganoub El Wady Holding Company) – study and approvals, - Egypt GAS Company – Governorate of Luxor (approval for NG supply), • Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE) – NREA to approve the plan of SWH systems, • Ministry of Tourism (MoTrm) – Award GB license as part of the hotel license renewal, • Ministry of Environment (MoEnv) – Assess the Strategic environmental and social impacts and benefits, and • Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MoIIC) – international investment approvals. Government and Administrative Procedures and Approvals • Initial approval of the Governorate (Municipality), • Environmental permit: according to Egyptian Law for the Environment, Law 4/1994 amended by Law 9/2009, • EEAA approval and process: a Preliminary Strategic Environmental and Social Impacts (SESIs), • Safety and Operation permit by EGAs, Ganoub El-Wady Holding – MoPMRs, and • MoPMRs approve the supply natural gas by EGC. Atmosphere and Air Pollution - COP 21 Paris climate change agreement, - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, - Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, - Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, - London Amendment to Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and 165

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