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:
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]