Morocco ‘to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 13% by 2030’ | Al Arabiya

Morocco has increased its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over a previous commitment, as it prepares to host the 2016 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) session:

Al ArabiyaMorocco’s environment minister on Tuesday announced that the North African nation will reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030 by at least 13 percent.

The announcement comes ahead of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in December.

Ministerial talks on a U.N. climate pact are currently being held in Bonn ahead of the Paris meeting.

Morocco, which will host the 22nd UNFCCC session in 2016, “is committed to reducing by 13 percent its emissions in 2030”, Hakima el Haite said in an announcement.

She said the estimated $10-billion (9-billion-euro) cost will be borne by the kingdom…[full story]



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