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South Korea's public sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% in 2021

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Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 23. According to a data released by the Ministry of Environment of South Korea on the 23rd, 777 public sector institutions will emit 3.75 million tons of greenhouse gases in terms of carbon dioxide in 2021, which is based on the average emission from 2007 to 2009. The standard (5.39 million tons) decreased by 30.4%.

Greenhouse gas emissions in the public sector refer to the sum of direct or indirect greenhouse gas emissions from buildings such as office buildings using electricity or vehicle operation. Compared with the above emission standards, the institutions that reduced the most emissions last year were local communes and corporations (37.1%), local governments (35.7%), public universities (30.5%), public agencies (29.8%), and central administrative agencies. (22.3%), Department of Education (21.6%), National University Hospital (8.8%).

Among the institutions with an annual emission of more than 10,000 tons, the top five emission reduction rates are Korea Broadcasting and Communication University (65.3%), Incheon City (61.4%), Ulsan City (59.5%), Ulsan Facilities Corporation (56.6%) ), Daegu City (55.5%), etc.

Classified by emission reduction methods, "building renovation and form improvement" has the largest emission reduction (610,000 tons), followed by "popularization of high-efficiency equipment" (340,000 tons), and "popularization of new and renewable energy" (280,000 tons) , "Replacement of environmentally friendly vehicles" (130,000 tons), etc. In addition, 280,000 tons of emissions were reduced through the carbon credit system and external emission reduction projects. (Finish)

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