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South Korea aims to cut carbon emissions by 40% in 2030

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has set a new goal for fighting climate change over the next decade, saying it will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2018 levels by 2030. The country had faced criticism that its initial plan for a 26.3% reduction was too modest. In promising stronger contributions to curb global warming ahead of a U.N. climate summit in Scotland next month, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the new target represents the “most enthusiastic” objective the country could possibly set. South Korea aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.  

Associated Press

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