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Published : 2014-07-09 21:09
Updated : 2014-07-09 21:09

The Ministry of Environment will hold an international conference on mapping out a vision to reduce greenhouse gas at the Grand Hilton Hotel in Seoul on Thursday.

About 170 pundits and policymakers from home and aboard are scheduled to participate in the event to discuss ways and reinforce global coordination to regulate human-produced greenhouse gas emissions.

The Ministry of Environment has said it aims to cut emissions to 589 million Co2 tons in Korea, based on a forecast that the combined amount of emissions from 560 firms in the corporate sector would reach 660 million Co2 tons.

A recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change recommended that Asia, including South Korea, reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 30-50 percent by 2050 in order to prevent disasters due to climate change.

The IPCC report also claimed that the world is required to slash the emissions by 40-70 percent over the next 35 years, compared to the amount in 2010 in order to meet the international target of keeping the rise of the Earth’s average temperature to within 2 degrees Celsius.

By Kim Yon-se (kys@heraldcorp.com)

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