Tehran (IP) – Head of Iran's Department of Environment said Iran would increase environmental diplomacy in the international dimension, regional and trans-regional cooperation.

Iran PressIran News: Responding to Iran Press' question about the Environmental Organization's international follow-up to solve the dust problems, Ali Salajegheh stated that the map of the leading dust centers inside and outside the country had been identified, surveyed, and oriented; the amount of input and output of this dust is also specified.

"We had good meetings with neighboring countries to solve the dust problem, and these negotiations will continue," he noted.

The head of Iran's Department of Environment stressed that regional capacities should be used to solve this problem, adding that the issue has been pursued in joint international projects, given that neighboring countries are also suffering.

Regarding the rehabilitation of wetlands, Salajegheh pointed out that if comprehensive watershed management is implemented in the regions, wetlands can be rehabilitated even in water shortage conditions.

Ali Salajeqeh, the head of the Department of Environment (DOE) of Iran also announced a 5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and said: "We are under the economic terrorism and we are not able to fulfill our international obligations."

Salajeqeh said: "Iran's obligations in the Paris agreement are not binding, given that it was a pre-commitment, because it has not been approved by the parliament."

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Iran had pledged in the Paris Agreement to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 4% if sanctions continue and by 8% if sanctions are lifted.

Referring to the Glasgow summit, the DOE head said: "This is an exploitative policy that tells countries to both shut down fossil fuels and take clean energy generators from industrialized countries."

"No statement was issued in Glasgow because the speeches of the leaders of many countries were slogans," Salajeqeh said.


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