Iran has committed to a four-percent decrease in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and says that the removal of sanctions could let the country increase that commitment.
Following the Iranian cabinet’s approval of the National Partnership to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the head of the Department of the Environment announced on Saturday November 14 that Iran aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by four percent by 2030, adding that it will be in a position to reduce it by another eight percent with the complete removal of international sanctions.
Massoumeh Ebtekar said the plan needs the complete cooperation of all executive bodies in order to succeed.
The Iranian government had said earlier that its participation in the UN climate change initiatives depended on the elimination of all economic, technological and fiscal restrictions on the country and the ending of “the unfair sanctions against Iran”.
The low level of commitment by the Iranian government regarding greenhouse gas emissions has been discouraging to environmental activists in Iran.
Iran is considered to be among the world’s top 10 producers of greenhouse gas emissions.