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See the unprecedented decision the Algerian government arrived at to combat climate change

The Algerian government has banned the importation of any diesel-powered vehicles in an extraordinary move to combat climate change.

Car dealerships are only permitted by law to undertake future preparations for electric vehicles. Local auto manufacturers in Algeria are now required by law to begin producing at least one variety of electric vehicles if they have been in business for five years or longer, according to the BBC.

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This embargo follows the conclusion yesterday of the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27), which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Given that this is far from the first instance in which this concept has been used, the nation continues to demonstrate commitment to lowering its carbon footprint.

2 years ago, the Algerian government placed a ban on the importation of assembly line kits, which spurred the prosecution of a number of prominent business owners, charged with fraud and money laundry.

The restriction had unavoidably led to a shortage of cars, and that shortage drove car prices to soar.

According to the BBC study, Algeria has carbon dioxide emissions per person of 3.98 metric tons as per the most recent calculation in 2019. That is over half of South Africa’s 7.51 metric tons per capita, but the US, with its projected 14.67 metric tons per person in carbon dioxide emissions, outpaces both of those nations.

These numbers show how dedicated Algeria is to halting the effects of climate change. The most recent statistics from the office for national statistics show that there are currently 6.5 million licensed automobiles in Algeria.

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