The Djibouti government has committed to reduce by 40 percent its current greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030.
Djibouti made the commitment in its action plan submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the auspices of the UN Conference on Climatic Changes (COP21) that will be held in Paris between Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, 2015.
Djibouti becomes the sixth African nation and the 54th country in the world to submit its contribution.
To achieve this objective, Djibouti plans to develop its renewable energy sector, especially geothermal which has an estimated potential of over 1,000 megawatts.
Djibouti, which hopes to benefit from the Green Climate Fund and international support to implement its action plan, has already initiated a number of programs aimed at reducing its vulnerability to droughts, protection against rising sea levels, increased access to water, protection of biodiversity and reinforcement of the resilience of rural populations. Enditem