President of Djibouti, Isma?l Omar Guelleh,
President of Djibouti, Isma?l Omar Guelleh,

The summit which will bring together about 195 countries and over 150 presidents, will be held in the French capital between Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, 2015.

President of Djibouti, Isma?l Omar Guelleh,
President of Djibouti, Isma?l Omar Guelleh,

During the summit that brings together the highest number of countries to discuss issues related to climate change, Djibouti is expected to present its national strategy that involves mobilization of funds to enable the country achieve emerging status in coming years.

Djibouti which hopes to become the first African country to use 100 percent green energy by the year 2020, has adopted a national strategy that is geared towards sustainable development, while also capitalizing on its geostrategic position that places it between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

According to a document submitted by Djibouti on Aug. 14, 2015 for discussion during the COP21 summit, the country committed to reduce the emission of harmful gases by 40 percent by the year 2030.

The country also committed to take measures to reduce vulnerability to droughts, protection against rising sea levels, guaranteeing increased access to water, protection of biodiversity and reinforcement of the rural population’s resilience.

The COP21 Summit aims to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a legally binding and universal agreement that will limit global warming to below 2 degrees C compared to pre-industrial levels. To achieve this aim, the countries must take appropriate measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The second equally as important objective is the issue of financing. The Paris agreement must mobilize 100 billion U.S. dollars per year to help enable developing countries to combat climate change while promoting fair and sustainable development. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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