The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of North Macedonia has submitted its second National pledge for climate action to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with which it obliges to lower the net emission of greenhouse gasses by 82% unntil 2030, thus reaching the levels of 1990.
Among the key components of Macedonia’s effort are 63 policies and measures that will pave the way toward decarbonization of the whole economy, backed by a strong financial logic which speaks of lower expenses in comparison to the current financial policies.
Apart from this, Macedonia obliges to address the social aspect by creating almost 8,000 green jobs until 2030, out of which at least 27% will be for women. Also, the private sector is a crucial point in this policy, as it willl participate with 85% of the complete investments necessary for the accomplishment of the measures and the policies in the industrial sector.
Further, a move toward circular economic models is planned, which can lower the emissions by 951 Gg CO2-eq annually, to create 2,740 new jobs and to generate 47,17 million EUR in the economy by 2030 – enough to create counterbalance to the emissions by removal of solid waste and the emissions from the industrial sector and the waste processing sector.
According to the Paris Agreement from 2015, the countries agree to develop actions for climate acton also known as Nationally Determined Contributions – NDS that together will help in the fight against global warming. The Agreement also calls upon the countries to revise and strengthen their contributions once in five years.