30 Jun '15, 7pm

South Korea announces climate target in advance of #Paris2015 agmt #unfccc

South Korea announces climate target in advance of #Paris2015 agmt #unfccc

South Korea has just proposed a target to cut their emissions in 2030 as a part of their international commitment for the climate agreement to be reached this December in Paris. As the seventh largest emitter in the world they are an important player. They join an emerging group of countries that are outlining their post-2020 climate targets well in advance of Paris. This target is much improved from the inadequate proposals that they outlined last month. South Korea formally proposed that it will cut its emissions to 37 percent below business as usual by 2030. This target reflects a much stronger target than they were floating domestically. This official target reflects a cut below what the U.S. Energy Information Administration had outlined as their emissions projection with "high" and "low" ambition (see figure). Before the Copenhagen Climate Summit South Korea showed t...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jschmidt/south_korea_an...

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