Israel sets 25% GHG reduction target by 2030 -media

Published 02:11 on September 21, 2015  /  Last updated at 02:19 on September 21, 2015  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Middle East  /  No Comments

Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday approved a plan to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions to 25% below 2005 levels by 2030, national media reported.

Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday approved a plan to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions to 25% below 2005 levels by 2030, national media reported.

The target, which will be submitted to the UN as part of Israel’s INDC by the end of the month, was a watered down version of the environment ministry’s original 30% proposal, reported the Jerusalem Post.

Israel plans to meet the goal primarily through ramping up renewable energy generation and stimulate increased use of public transport.

According to UNFCCC data, Israel emitted 73.3 million tonnes of CO2e in 2005. By 2010, this had increased to 75 million tonnes.

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