Iraq officially joins the Paris agreement for the climate

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Iraq officially joins the Paris agreement for the climate

Post  Admin on Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:02 am

Friday December 9 , 2016 - 16:18

Iraq officially joined the Paris international agreement for climate changes after the signature of the representative of Iraq at the United Nations on a document agreed at the organization's headquarters in New York.

He said the technical agent for the Department of Health and Environment Jassim agriculture, according to a ministry statement tow received a copy of it, that "the permanent representative of Iraq to the United Nations officially signed the instrument of accession to the Paris Convention for the climatic changes at UN headquarters in New York."

He said agriculture that "Iraq is represented by the Ministry of Health and Environment has become a part of the Paris Agreement, along with powerful countries seeking to cut gas rates and control the climate changes facing the world," noting that "Iraq directly affected as a result of these changes is seeking through this agreement to ease the impact of climatic changes to the environment. "

The Paris agreement is the first global agreement on climate, this agreement came after negotiations held during the United Nations Conference on Climate Change 21 in Paris in 2015.

According to the French former foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who presented a draft final agreement in the plenary session, this is an appropriate and lasting, balanced and legally binding agreement. "The agreement ratified by all 195 delegates present at the December 12 December 2015.

The agreement aims to contain global warming to less than 2 degrees will seek to alone at 1.5 degrees, and will reconsider the stated objectives after five years, and emission reduction targets can not be reviewed on toward higher.

And setting a minimum value of US $ 100 billion in aid climatic developing countries annually and will be reconsidered at this price in 2025 at the latest.

The Paris Agreement entered into force officially on November 4, 2016.


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