RIYADH: The Kuwaiti government has ordered a review into plans to reduce emissions from government projects, Bloomberg reported.
The cabinet told the Gulf state’s Environment Public Authority, EPA, to work on ensuring the implementation of Kuwait’s commitments and international agreements, according to a statement issued late on Monday evening.
The EPA can coordinate with the ministry of finance to allocate the funds needed, it said.
Kuwait has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7.4 percent by 2035, a target far short of the 45 percent reduction needed to achieve the Paris Agreement's expanded target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C by 2030.
Parts of the country could warm by 4.5°C in the period 2071 to 2100 compared to the historical average, according to the Environment Public Authority.
Kuwait is one of the largest carbon emitters per capita and among the hottest countries in the world.