On Sunday, Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba announced that the government has decided to sign the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. He added that the agreement will be sent to the Libyan Parliament for approval.
“Libya is one of the few countries that has not signed the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Government of National Unity (GNU) has today decided to sign it with pride and responsibility,” Dbaiba said at a televised speech at a ceremony marking World Environment Day.
Dbaiba explained that Libya is among the countries most affected by climate change, due to its climate and geographical location.
The 2016 Paris Agreement is considered a landmark document in global climate change efforts, and a legally binding treaty. Its long-term goal is to keep the average rise in global temperature to well below 2 °C, above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 °C.