South African Climate Plan May Increase Emissions By 19%
By Paul Homewood
South Africa is the 15th largest emitter of CO2, so let’s see what their climate plan promises.
All a bit long winded, but essentially they are committing to a peak of as much as 614 MtCO2e. But what does this mean?
We have to delve into the GHG Inventory for South Africa 2000-10, published in 2013, to find out.
Targets include LULUCF, so we can expect a rise from the 2010 level of 518 MtCO2e to 614 MtCO2e, between 2025 and 2030. (AFOLU stands for Agriculture,Forestry & Other Land Use).
Hardly surprising they did not want to spell this news out in their INDC!