Iranian cabinet adopts macro strategy to fulfill Paris Agreement

July 29, 2017 - 17:1

TEHRAN — The cabinet of ministers has devised and adopted a new macro strategy on energy to fulfill Paris Agreement by maximizing energy efficiency and lowering greenhouse gasses emission, environment chief said on Friday.

According to Masoumeh Ebtekar, last week the cabinet approved the macro strategy which is designed to curb greenhouse gas emission, combat air pollution, boost energy efficiency and harness renewable energies fully and effectively. 

The newly adopted strategy revolves around energy and the challenges pertained to it; it has been mapped out and drawn up in details in Energy Supreme Council and is now approved by the cabinet, ISNA news agency quoted Ebtekar as saying. 

Mentioning low energy efficiency in Iran she highlighted that the use of renewable and clean energies as well as the importance of taking measures to address challenges such as air pollution and greenhouse gas emission are well noted in the strategies. 

Measures to harness wind and solar powers and maximizing energy efficiency in industries, plants, and houses are proposed in the energy macro strategy, she stated.

The environment chief went on to say that energy macro strategy are sets of comprehensive instructions for making a progress and are in accordance with the country’s current needs; “additionally it creates opportunities for fostering international cooperation and fulfilling the Paris climate accord as well as our national goals.”

The Paris Agreement Paris climate accord or Paris climate agreement, is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. The language of the agreement was negotiated by representatives of 196 parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris and adopted by consensus on 12 December 2015. As of July 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, 156 of which have ratified it.

In the Paris Agreement, each country determines, plans and regularly reports its own contribution it should make in order to mitigate global warming. Iran has pledged to reduce its emission by 12 percent.


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