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CO2 reduction t CO2/a - Reference Year - Target Year -140,891 2015 2030 - Percentage of net reduction on the territory (compare to 2015 emissions) - Reduction as related to BAU scenario - 11 % - 31 % 118

2. City of Hurghada (Governorate of the Red Sea) – Priority Action #2 for SECAP 1. General presentation Title: SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN BOATS – TOURISM AND WATER TRANSPORT # 2 Summary of the Action Current Status – Tourism and Water Transport in the City of Hurghada (Governorate of the Red Sea) The tourism sector in the City of Hurghada – Governorate of the Red Sea, is one of the foremost sectors that urgently need to be addressed as it holds the first highest sector, after transport, in energy consumption 1,626 GWh/year (43%) and first in GHG emissions with 606 k teCO2/year (44%). There are 451 diving boats and 2226 leisure yachts. Visitors are using 189 diving centres, 162 tourist companies as well as 96 aqua centres. The initial approach would be to raise awareness among diving centres and diving boats or yacht operators to promote responsible tourism practices: optimisation of boats occupancy, energy conservation, water and waste management, careful and responsible approach of coral reef and marine environment. The plan will be then to convert boats’ engines to run on natural gas instead of fuel and diesel and to cover on board energy needs from solar PV on board. These activities will be part of the comprehensive tourism strategic plan: “Sustainable and Green Tourism Plan” (SGTP) developed by the City of Hurghada to support the Governorate meeting the SDS 2030 and helping to achieve SDG 7: Ensure Access to Affordable Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All, particularly Egypt SDS 2030 Strategic objectives (energy and environment sectors). General Objectives of the project The aim is to switch tourist’s boats that currently use fossil fuel to operate with natural gas and solar energy (for on board needs). This option will lower GHG emissions, reduce air and water pollution near the city and resorts, and enhance quality of life in the City of Hurghada. This project will be a major contribution to promote for green tourism, while supporting the Governorate in its attempt to meet the SDS 2030 and contribute in achieving SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Location: City of Hurghada, Governorate of the Red Sea Start date: December 2017 Project lifetime: 5 years End: December 2022 Estimated cost € Awareness campaign already mentioned in priority action #3 hotels and resorts. 5,000,000 € revolving fund for boats’ engine conversion. Status of the Action: • New • Planned • Following previous action. National Strategy, Policies, Laws, Plans and Programmes General: Vision and Strategy Egypt’s Vision 2030, - Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy – SDS 2030, and - Egypt’s Green Economy Strategy – GES 2030. 119

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