Public sector cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 20 pct in 2019

Yonhap News Agency | Aug 8, 2020 at 3:00 AM
  • — South Korea’s public sector reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 percent last year from its target volume, the Ministry of Environment said Saturday.
  • Annual greenhouse gas emissions by 782 government and state-funded institutions amounted to 3.98 million tons of CO2 equivalent in 2019, marking a fall of 23.5 percent from their emission standard of 5.21 million tons of CO2 equivalent.
  • Among the 782 institutions, local governments posted the highest reduction rate of 28.1 percent, followed by public institutions (25.6 percent), national and public universities (22.5 percent), provincial corporations (20.9 percent) and central administrative organs (17.7 percent), the ministry noted.