To Bonn: Armenia on Eve of 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change

To Bonn: Armenia on Eve of 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change

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The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 6 to 2017 November, where Armenia will also take part.

Armenia will present the report on the biennial progress under the Paris Agreement at COP 23. “Armenia On the Eve of 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change” workshop was held in Yerevan organized by “Khazer” Environmental and Cultural NGO.

UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator Diana Harutyunyan presented the report on the biennial progress for Armenia.

Under the report, most of the greenhouse gas emissions, 70.3%, come from energetic sector, 16.5% - agriculture, forestry economy and other soil management, 6.7% - industrial processes and product use and 6.4% - wastes.

The potential for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has been assessed for 2030. If the planned measures are implemented, reductions will account for 6,326 GH CO2 equivalent, out of which 62.6% due to the construction of the new power unit of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant and 16.8% due to the contribution to renewable sources.

It should be mentioned that the construction of the new power unit of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant is under question, as announced by RA Justice Minister David Harutyunyan. What about alternative energy, Armenia is currently reviewing its approaches to renewable energy sources and is enhancing solar energy sector.

14:37 October 20, 2017


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