Saleh officially ratifies Iraq’s accession to the Paris climate agreement

Time: 01/2021/13 10:35:54 Read: 1,768 times

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, officially approved Iraq’s accession to the Paris Climate Agreement.

“The approval comes in order to face the threats posed by climate change and to address the emission of greenhouse gases and carbon,” Saleh said during his signature on the law.

The President of the Republic delivered the speech of Iraq at the global “Climate Ambition Summit” that took place on December 12, 2020, and announced that Iraq is heading towards a new era based on supporting renewable energies and reducing carbon emissions and pollution in response to climate changes, as well as supporting investment for the private sector, focusing on youth and supporting The role of women in economic development and climate action.

He added that Iraq, as a quick response to its accession to the Paris Climate Agreement, has begun writing the National Contributions Document (NDC) as the country’s supreme policy on climate change, and it establishes a green and sustainable economy and curbing carbon emissions.

Many world leaders and leaders participated in the summit, including Pope Vatican Francis, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the summit is hosting The United Nations, in association with France and Britain, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement.

It is noteworthy that the Paris Agreement is the first global agreement on climate. 

This agreement came after negotiations held during the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015. 

The agreement aims to contain global warming of less than two degrees and will seek to limit it to 1.5 degrees, targets for emission cuts, and set a minimum for its implementation of 100 billion dollars in climate aid for developing countries. Annually, this rate will be reviewed in 2025 at the latest.

On the occasion of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22, 175 heads of state signed in 2016 at the United Nations headquarters in New York under the name of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This was the largest event ever for a large number of countries agreed in one day more than any time ago.

The Paris Climate Change Agreement works mainly to address the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, and how to find solutions to adapt to it, mitigate its harm to the environment, and seriously consider the clear effects of climate change, and limit the temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius; As the global average temperature increased by 0.85 ° C from 1880-2012.

Ammar Al-Masoudi

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