30 Jan '14, 10am

Healthy #climateambition: Korea considering 30% cut in CO2 emissions by 2020 @MOEKorea

The Korean government aims to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent from projected levels by 2020 to hold back global warming, the Ministry of Environment said Tuesday. The plan is aimed at reducing 233 million carbon dioxide equivalent tonnes by 2020, a 30 per cent cut from the expected 2020 BAU level of 776 million tCO2e, according to the ministry officials. The target was originally set in 2011 by the former administration of President Lee Myung-bak. The officials said the new blueprint features more detailed reduction policies and measures for seven different sectors. Target reduction rates are 18.5 per cent for industry; 26.7 per cent for energy conversion and generation; 26.9 for the building sector; 34.3 per cent for transportation; and 25 per cent for the public sector. The rates for the waste management and agriculture and fishery sectors were ...

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