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A Cop15 Primer (Part 2): Developed Country Emissions Reduction Commitments

One of the six key elements of the international agreement is: strong leadership from developed countries with firm and aggressive emissions reductions targets in the near-term (e.g., 2020 and 2030) and strong signals that they will significantly reduce emissions in the medium-term (e.g., 2050). As I discussed in Part 1, the expectations for Copenhagen are that all developed countries will…

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South Korea Outlines a Range of Emissions Reduction Targets They Are Willing to Adopt

South Korea’s economy, and thus their emissions, saw a sharp rise in the 90’s. They have now outlined a range of reductions targets they are willing to adopt.