S.Korea hopes N.Korea will join carbon neutrality efforts

Moon added that he hoped North Korea, which has been focusing on the recovery of mountain forests, would participate in forestry cooperation schemes in Northeast Asia, which would help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea is one of the world's most fossil-fuel reliant economies, with coal making up over 41% of the country's electricity mix and renewable power just over 6%.

Last year, Moon pledged to go carbon neutral by 2050 and unveiled a Green New Deal to create jobs and boost economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. In October, he vowed to raise its emissions-reduction goal to 40% of 2018 levels by 2030 from the previous 26.3%.

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