Armenia Will Turn into Desert, If Decision Is Reached in Paris Convention to Rise Temperature Threshold from 2 Degrees to 3-3.5 Degrees

Armenia Will Turn into Desert, If Decision Is Reached in Paris Convention to Rise Temperature Threshold from 2 Degrees to 3-3.5 Degrees

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The UNFCCC secretariat has published the initial analysis of the INDCs submitted by 150 countries. The report says if contributions to greenhouse gas emission limitations are implemented with the submitted indication, the temperature of the earth atmosphere will be increased by 3-3.5 degrees. We will have this situation when the highest threshold should have been 2 degrees and the countries have developed their national contribution plans in line with this indicator. As Information and Public Relations Department of Nature Protection Ministry informs, in this regard Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan expressed his concerns during his meetings with a number of ambassadors accredited in Armenia, officials of consular representations and representatives of the EU delegation in Armenia and discussed issues relating to the new agreement to be signed at the 21st convention of the member countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held in Paris at the end of the year.

Nature Protection Minister outlined that the Republic of Armenia will do its best to implement the measures aimed at mitigating climate change, i.e. to reach not more than 2-degree increase in temperature.

It should be mentioned by EcoLur that temperature increase in Armenia has advanced rates. According to the  report published by UN (October 2014 ),  from 1950 to 2014 the temperature of the planet increased by 0.7 degrees, while temperature increase in Armenia exceeded the average indicators making up 1.03 degree Celsius.

We can already feel the adversary effects of such increase in temperature for Armenia – lack of water, decrease in precipitation, increase in the number of fires and activation of desertification processes. Already about 50% of the land areas in Armenia are subject to desertification. If it's decided in Paris to increase the temperature threshold from 2 degrees to 3-35 degrees, Armenia will turn into a desert.

12:06 October 29, 2015


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