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South Africa Adopts Tougher Emission Goal Before COP26 (3)

Sept. 20, 2021, 6:32 PM

South Africa’s cabinet adopted a lower greenhouse gas emission target, following the recommendation of a panel set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the COP26 international climate change meeting.

The target, known as the country’s nationally determined contribution, recommended by the Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission is to keep annual emissions at between 350 and 420 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030, according to a cabinet statement on Monday. The environment department had earlier recommended a less ambitious target of between 398 and 440 megatons and in South Africa’s previous NDC, set in 2015, which had a range ...

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