Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will take part in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference 21 to be held in Paris, where around 190 countries will take part in. The US and Russian presidents have also confirmed their participation in the conference. During the conference the countries are expected to agree on low-carbon economy to face climate change. Armenia will present its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) national commitments or contributions aimed at reducing emissions. 154 countries have developed INDCs to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. As Diana Harutyunyan, UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator told EcoLur, not all countries have undertaken limiting commitments, for example, China has undertaken floating commitments, that’s why the commitments undertaken by the countries are not sufficient to hold 2-degree threshold of temperature increase and a decision had been reached to review commitments each 5 years.
Speaking about Russia Diana Harutyunyan mentioned, “As compared with 1990 Russia is emitting 40% less. Currently their approach in negotiation process is to ensure opportunities for more emissions taking into consideration their development of the 90s, and not their current level.” What about the US, Diana Harutyunyan mentioned that the US has undertaken commitments but hasn’t provided funds equivalent to their economy.
November 06, 2015 at 16:36