South Africa

South Africa to Cut Carbon Emissions by 34%. BBC

South Africa has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by the year 2020. The country is expected to cut carbon emissions by 34%. The government says it however need monetary, technological and assistance from developed countries to be able to honor the pledge. The pledge comes days before climate change talks in Copenhagen. South Africa says, poor people should be protected against the effects of climate change.

South Africa used coal in providing energy for the country and this accounts for the greenhouse gas emission in the country. Officials say they are looking forward to exploring other energy sources.