South Korea will announce its emissions reduction target for 2020 next year

NEW YORK,(RUSHPRNEWS) August 22, 2008–Lots of people have been wondering what efforts developing countries will take in the international response to global warming pollution in the lead-in to the agreement to be reached in Copenhagen. Well, we will get some greater clarity next year from South Korea as they announced today at the international negotiations in Ghana.

South Korean Climate Change Ambassador Rae-Kwon Chung just told the international community that next year they will announce their own emissions reduction target through 2020. With the recent announcement from South Africa (as I discussed) and this announcement from South Korea, we now have positive signals from two major emerging economies on what efforts they will contribute towards addressing global warming pollution. Who will be next? The US, Japan, etc.?

We don’t know what specifically they’ll commit to, but this is a positive sign in the continued strong push of emerging economies to address global warming. Stay tuned for more details, but it looks like momentum is building. Later I’ll post on what frame those actions could take in the international agreement in Copenhagen, as there was some positive signs.

NEWS SOURCE: NRDC-Jake Schmidt’s Blog