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Kuwait discusses steps to reduce emissions as temperatures rise

The Kuwaiti Cabinet has ordered a review of plans to reduce emissions from government projects in one of the hottest countries in the world, one of the largest per capita carbon emitters.

In a statement late Monday, the Cabinet ordered the Gulf States’ Environmental Public Institutions (EPAs) to work to ensure the implementation of Kuwait’s pledges and international agreements. The EPA said it could coordinate with the Treasury to allocate the necessary funds.

Kuwait has promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7.4% by 2035. This is well below the 45% reduction required to reach the Paris Agreement’s expansion goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 ° C by 2030.

According to environmental agencies, some parts of the country could be 4.5 ° C higher between 2071 and 2100 compared to historical averages.



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