Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Chairs Meeting of the Iraqi Delegation Participating in the COP26 Conference in Glasgow

The Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has chaired a meeting of the Iraqi delegation participating in the Climate Change Summit (COP26) in Glasgow, attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Industry, Oil and Environment in the federal government in addition to representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government. The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United Kingdom Jaafar Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr has also attended the meeting.

During the meeting, the Minister affirmed Iraq’s endeavour to enter a new environmental era and confront the repercussions of climate change through regional and international partnerships, referring to Iraq’s accession to all UN climate-related agreements, including the United Nations Climate Change Agreement in1992, the Paris Agreement in 2015 and the initiative to completely eliminate the spontaneous combustion of gas by 2030.

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties is the most outstanding international meeting on climate in order to limit global warming to 2°C or 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, if possible and finalize the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement, as well as addressing the financial obligations of developed countries.