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Dominican Republic Among Countries with Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Dominican Republic, 6/3/2015

The Dominican Republic is among the countries that produce the lowest greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change. The DR has also reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from 3.13 to 2.9 tons per inhabitant, from 2000 up until today. This demonstrates that growth in the Dominican Republic has not taken place at the expense of significantly impacting climate change.

This news was released by the Ministry of Environment, the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism, the Global Environment Fund (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), at a press conference held to announce the Third National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories. The press conference was held in the Orlando Martínez Hall at the National Palace.

According to preliminary data, the country’s emissions remained stable in relation to the last time they were measured in 2000. The areas with the highest emissions include the energy-producing and industrial sectors.

According to Omar Ramírez, executive vice president of the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism, President Danilo Medina  who chairs the Council, has given clear instructions to work on reducing greenhouse gases jointly with the country’s industrial and national production sectors.

Zoila González de Gutiérrez, Deputy Minister of Environmental Management of the Ministry of Environment, the Dominican Republic has updated its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory and confirmed that the Dominican Republic continues to be among the countries that produce the least amount of green house gases that contribute to climate change.

In that sense, María Eugenia Morales, Program Officer on Energy and Environment of the UNDP, said today is a good day for the Dominican Republic because its authorities are accountable for what is being done to reduce the impact of climate change.

The Third National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory was coordinated by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism with financial support from the Global Environment Fund (GEF) and support for implementation from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The Inventory provides a statistical base that serves to establish public policies and development goals that move the country towards a model of sustainable production and consumption as well as adapting to climate change, as established in the National Development Strategy.


Fuente:http://hoy.com.do/rd-figura-entre-paises-con-menos-emisiones-gases-efecto-invernadero/

Topic(s):    Environmental pollution