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Gov't submits upgraded emission reduction goal for 2030
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Gov't submits upgraded emission reduction goal for 2030
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  • 승인 2021.12.26 04:22
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The government on Dec. 23 submitted its final plan for its 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat. Shown here is Yun Sun-jin, co-chair of a presidential committee on achieving carbon neutrality, delivering a congratulatory address at the opening ceremony of "Carbon Neturality Week" at Oil Tank Culture Park in Seoul's Mapo-gu District. (Yonhap News)
The government on Dec. 23 submitted its final plan for its 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat. Shown here is Yun Sun-jin, co-chair of a presidential committee on achieving carbon neutrality, delivering a congratulatory address at the opening ceremony of "Carbon Neturality Week" at Oil Tank Culture Park in Seoul's Mapo-gu District. (Yonhap News)

 

The government has finalized an upgraded plan for its 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 from 2018 levels.

The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Dec. 23 said they submitted the plan to the U.N. body's secretariat.

The plan was finalized on Oct. 18 at the second meeting of a presidential committee on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 with President Moon Jae-in attending. Raised from the original target of 26.3% from 2018 levels, the goal of a 40% reduction by 2030 was decided at a Cabinet meeting on Oct. 27.

The submitted document presents plans and systems to implement the NDC as well as an annex with information necessary to enhance clarity, transparency and awareness under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The government plans to actively promote policy and fiscal support while setting specific phased plans to implement the NDC next year.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong said, "Though the first NDC was renewed at the end of last year, we submitted an upgraded version with a larger upward adjustment of the goal to actively contribute to the international community's efforts to respond to climate change by limiting the average rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees or less by the end of this century."

Minister of Environment Han Jeoung Ae said, "To achieve carbon neutrality as a mid-term goal, the NDC seeks to focus government policy capacity and offer generous support for the transition to carbon neutrality in every sector of society."


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