South Africa ready to cut the growth of its carbon emissions by 34 % by 2020
South Africa is ready to cut its growth of carbon emissions if it gets financial and technological support, according to reports.
Just before the opening of the UN climate conference in Copenhagen on Monday, South Africa announced that it is ready to cut the growth of its carbon emissions by 34 % by 2020 and 42,” by 2025 if it gets aid from developed countries to achieve its goals.
"This level of effort enables South Africa’s emissions to peak between 2020 and 2025, plateau for approximately a decade, and decline in absolute terms thereafter," South Africa’s presidency told Bloomberg.
"This undertaking is conditional on firstly, a fair, ambitious and effective agreement... and secondly, the provision of support from the international community, and in particular finance, technology and support," continued the South African statement, according to BBC News.
South Africa generates almost all of its electricity from coal, Bloomberg said.