Iran Earnestly Seeking to Reduce Greenhouse Gases: Ebtekar

The Head of Environmental Organization said on Sunday May 15 that the government has adopted a low-carbon economy, and is earnestly seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Masoumeh Ebtekar made the remarks at an annual gathering of Iranian ambassadors in the “Conference on the JCPOA and Resistance Economy – Opportunities and Capacities.” She said, “The Paris agreement was the most important event of 2015, which the Islamic Republic signed. Everyone needs to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions down to 12% in coming years.”

“President Rouhani has reaffirmed time and time again that his government is the government of environment,” said Ebtekar, adding “a number of environmental measures have been taken during the office of President Rouhani, including reviving wetlands, replacing petrochemical gasoline with Euro 4, holding an exhibition on environment, activating environmental funds, holding a Green International Film Festival, exchanging green technology with other countries, and making efforts to reduce pollution in 8 large cities across the country.”

She went on to add that Iran is planning to pursue the issue of dust storms in the Second Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly, to be held in Kenya on 23-27 May.