World Ch. Schedule : THU 20:30 KST
* Date : 2021-11-11
At the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, President Moon Jae-in pledged that Korea will cut its carbon emissions by 40 percent from 2018 levels by 2030. He also joined the Global Methane Pledge to cut down the country’s methane emissions by 30% in the coming decade. Many expects that the pathway to carbon neutrality will be a bumpy one, with countries having different timeframes to reach net zero emissions. While most advanced economies have aimed for 2050, China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are sticking to their 2060 target. India used the COP26 summit to announce 2070 as its target, after rejecting calls to set a deadline. Meanwhile, there have been reports that China will build at least 150 nuclear power plants to achieve its net zero target. Korea said it will continue to use nuclear power to meet its target, but has no plans to expand it. A recent surge in demand for fossil fuels has triggered an energy crisis worldwide, and some claim that the world’s efforts to reach net zero might have played a role. In this week’s edition of Foreign Correspondents, we sit down with our panel of journalists to discuss the global push for carbon neutrality and challenges that lie ahead.
- Frank Smith / Deutsche Welle
- Stanislav Varivoda / TASS
- Jang Tae-hyun / Arirang TV
Skype Interview Guests
- Madhura Joshi, Senior Associate / E3G