Oil Minister Hayan Abdul-Ghani affirmed Iraq’s commitment, along with the countries of the world, to protect the climate and preserve the environment, in accordance with the program and projects to reduce gas emissions and renewable energy.
During his participation in the first dialogue session of the Climate Week in the Middle East and North Africa for the year (2023) to achieve fair and equitable energy transitions, the Minister, along with the Ministers of Oil and Energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India, and the United Arab Emirates, stressed the importance of fossil fuels, as they are an important and essential source of energy in the world .
He added, according to a statement by the Ministry of Oil: “Iraq depends for its economy on revenues generated from oil, and has taken important steps in reducing emissions and preserving the climate and environment. It also supports projects of transition towards renewable energy, and adherence to the standards and specifications that have been approved in this framework.” Pointing to “the promising projects implemented by the government and the ministry within the government’s program to invest associated gas and convert it into clean energy, in addition to projects to invest in solar and renewable energy in generating electricity.”
Climate Week in the Middle East and North Africa region aims to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities related to climate change, and express opinions on them collectively, so that they can be taken into account within the global assessment that will take place at the twenty-eighth Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP28, which will be held at the end of next November in the United Arab Emirates.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency