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Somalia Paris Agreement

The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is a landmark deal that aims to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement was signed by 195 countries, including Somalia, which is one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Somalia, located in the Horn of Africa, is facing a multitude of environmental challenges. Climate change is exacerbating the already fragile situation in the country, where droughts, floods, and other natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense. These events have a devastating impact on the people and economy of Somalia, which is largely dependent on agriculture and livestock.

The Paris Agreement is an important framework for Somalia to address the issue of climate change. As part of the agreement, Somalia has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. This pledge is crucial for the country to mitigate the impacts of climate change and build resilience to future environmental shocks.

In addition to its domestic commitments, Somalia has also joined forces with other countries in the region to address climate change. The country is a member of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional organization that aims to promote sustainable development in the Horn of Africa. Through IGAD, Somalia is working with other member countries to develop strategies and policies to address climate change and build resilience.

While there is still much work to be done, Somalia is taking important steps to address the issue of climate change. By joining the Paris Agreement and pledging to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the country is demonstrating its commitment to a sustainable future. As the impacts of climate change continue to be felt around the world, it is important for countries like Somalia to take action to protect their people and the planet.