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Bahrain seeks 30% reduction in emissions by 2035

Bahrain has launched a national energy strategy and a $750 million fund as part of its national carbon neutrality strategy

Bahrain aims to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2035 and reach zero carbon by 2060 as part of its national carbon neutrality strategy.

The Gulf state recently launched a national energy strategy and a $750 million fund, in addition to establishing the Safaa voluntary platform to offset carbon emissions, the UAE state-run Wam news agency reported.

The country will invest in the green economy to mitigate 80 percent of carbon emissions released from just seven factories, said Mohammad Mezal, environmental specialist at Bahrain’s supreme council.

He stressed the need to provide incentives to reduce energy waste and focus on new and renewable energy. In addition, the Gulf state plans to quadruple the number of mangrove trees on the island nation, with 400,000 trees planted since Cop26.

Bahrain aims to plant 1.6 million trees by 2035, he added.

Cop28 will conclude at the Expo City Dubai on December 12.

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