Uae And Paris Agreement
As a result of this important scientific discovery of ozone depletion, in 1985 in Vienna many countries called for an agreement on the protection of the ozone layer. Tanzeed Alam, director of climate and energy at the Emirates Wildlife Society in collaboration with WWF (EWS-WWF), said: “This is an important milestone, but it is only the beginning, and we need to see that all countries are urgently increasing their ambitions because the current level of commitments is not enough to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as required by the Paris agreement.” In an unprecedented demonstration of political will, more than 175 countries signed the agreement in April 2016. To date, 60 countries, which account for only 48% of global greenhouse gas emissions, have ratified the agreement. To enter into force, it must be ratified by at least 55 countries, which account for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Alam added: “We believe that implementing ambitious measures in the United Arab Emirates to comply with the Paris Agreement will create new economic sectors, stimulate innovation and job creation, while diversifying the economy away from oil, while following the UAE`s 2021 vision.” The United Arab Emirates has implemented 14 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction projects under the auspices of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects. The projected total annual reduction in these projects has been estimated at approximately one million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2Eq). On the sidelines of the signing ceremony, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve cooperation on climate change and address global sustainability challenges. The Memorandum of Understanding builds on the closeness of bilateral relations with Morocco, which will host the 22nd meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. The United Arab Emirates has always been an active party in the international community`s efforts to end ozone-depleting substances. The United Arab Emirates joined the 1989 Vienna Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances.