WorldTunisia needs $ 19.3 billion to implement its climate commitments

Tunisia needs $ 19.3 billion to implement its climate commitments

AA / Tunis

Tunisia needs financial credits worth 19.3 billion dollars until 2030, to implement its commitments in favor of climate protection.

This is what emerges from the statement of Mohamed Zmerli, national focal point of the United Nations framework convention on climate change, attached to the Ministry of the Environment and Local Affairs, to the private radio “Mosaïque FM”, on the sidelines of a press conference on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Climate Agreement.

The conference was organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Environment and Local Affairs in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program.

Zmerli said his country’s commitments call for a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, instead of the 41% previously specified.

During the press conference, Tunisia presented its updated version of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which will be submitted to the platform of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, such as the demand the 191 signatories of the Paris Agreement.

The updated version will focus on several areas, including the circular economy (waste reduction and refining), food and water security, and social development to create wealth.

The Paris Agreement is the first comprehensive international agreement to protect the climate by striving to contain the rate of global warming, and was concluded on December 12, 2015, after negotiations between representatives of 195 countries.

Tunisia seeks to increase the contribution of renewables to electricity production to 30% by 2030, but the coronavirus pandemic has slowed the implementation of a number of renewable energy projects.

* Translated from Arabic by Wejden Jlassi

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