INA – BAGHDAD
President Barham Salih, approved Iraq's accession to Paris Agreement on climate change.
Salih added his signature and said “I am pleased to do so because it was a step toward countering the threat that Iraq and the world faced from climate change and things like greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution,”
Earlier, President Salih delivered a speech at the UN-organized Climate Ambition Summit 2020 where he announced that Iraq was heading into a new, greener era during which the country planned to do much more to support renewable energies and reduce carbon emissions and other pollution.
“This would also involve promoting the private sector in Iraq, along with the role of women and youth in economic development,” he added in his speech to the UN.
Salih explained that the country had started writing its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and that “these would make for a foundational framework whenever Iraq made policy regarding climate change in the future, towards a green and sustainable economy or curbed carbon emissions,”