S. Korea to support 3 climate change projects overseas
28 June 2018

S. Korea to support 3 climate change projects overseas

SEOUL, June 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will push forward three overseas projects to tackle climate change by joining hands with the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the ICT ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Science and ICT said a combined 360 million won (US$320,000) will be provided to support the three projects, including providing energy in Serbia, building public transportation in Ethiopia and providing technological support in Sri Lanka. The ministry said it is looking for civil participants in the projects and the participation will be acknowledged by the Climate Technology Centre and Network, the operational arm of the UNFCCC. South Korea has been making efforts to tackle climate change with the aim of reducing carbon emissions by 37 percent from business-as-usual levels by 2030. At the COP21 Paris climate conference held in late 2015, 195 member countries agreed to step up efforts to reduce carbon emissions to help curb global warming. [email protected] (END)