Armenia INDC Approved: How Much Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will Armenia Reduce? How Much Forest Cover Will It Have in 2030?

Armenia INDC Approved: How Much Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will Armenia Reduce? How Much Forest Cover Will It Have in 2030?

On April 22, RA Government approved Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) of the Republic of Armenia under the Paris Agreement on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change for 2021-2030, the main purpose of which is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2015, he Government of the Republic of Armenia adopted the document "Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)", which was submitted to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in the same year. In February 2017, with the ratification of the Paris Agreement, the INDC of Armenia became a Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) for the period 2015-2050. The revision of the NDC of Armenia is conditioned by the need to reflect the results of the Fourth Communication on National Climate Change Report and Biennial Progress Report, as well as the latest available national inventory of greenhouse gases. The commencing year of the first stage of NDC introduction is 2021.

The approved NDC:

1) It has been determined that greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 40% by 2030 compared to the 990 levels. Note that greenhouse gas emissions in 1990 amounted to 25,855 Gg CO2 eq.

2) Reduce the 35-year period of the first GPA of the Republic of Armenia to 10 years, considering 2021-2030 instead of 2015-2050, harmonizing the terms with the GPA terms of the majority countries.

3) Armenia maintains its goal of mitigation by 2050 - to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by a maximum of 2.07 tons of CO2 per capita, which will be reflected in its long-term and low-emission development strategy.

4) By 2030, Armenia will double the share of renewable energy in its energy production on its way to achieving climate neutrality in the second half of this century.

5) Climate change adaptation policies and measures have been implemented to achieve Armenia's socio-economic development goals.

The areas involved in the NDC mitigation activities are as follows:

a. Energy (including energy production and consumption)

b. Industrial Processes and Product Use (Mineral Industry and F-Gases)

c. Agriculture (intestinal fermentation, direct and indirect N2O emissions from controlled soils)

d. Waste (solid waste management, wastewater)

e. Forestry (afforestation, forest protection) and other land use, which will cover all branches of the Armenian economy. With the adoption of the new national forest program, it is envisaged to increase the forest cover by 12.9% of the territory of Armenia by 2030.

April 22, 2021 at 17:55