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Kuwait compiles first climate change report

Kuwait has compiled its first climate change report containing the latest information on how the Gulf state is coping with the global challenge.

Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Sabah
Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Sabah, Chief of Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority (EPA)

Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Sabah, Chief of Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority (EPA), said at a press conference on Monday, September 30, 2019 in Kuwait City that Kuwait’s environment agency strictly adhered to the provisos under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The report was a major collaborative effort involving numerous state bodies, he noted, saying that EPA remains committed to all global conventions over climate change.

The report primarily pinpoints the factors responsible for climate change in Kuwait, Sameera Al-Kanderi, EPA’s Assistant Director-General for environmental inspection said.

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On climate change statistics, total greenhouse gas emissions recorded in Kuwait in 2016 amounted to 86,336 million tons, with that figure likely to be slashed by four per cent by 2035, said Sharif Al-Khayat, an EPA researcher.

The oil industry’s marquee projects, including those focusing on renewable energy, will be highly instrumental in bringing that plan to fruition, he added.

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