China confirms it will cut carbon emissions by 65% by 2030

China will aim to reduce its carbon emissions by 65% by 2030 from the levels recorded in 2005, which has came as great news. This comes after a new worldwide carbon emission plan unveiled by the worlds largest greenhouse gas emitters.

Previously China had committed to cut emissions by 45% by 2020 from 2015 levels, so the news announced this week is continuing the trend of China reducing its carbon footprint.

Similar news has came out of South Korea this week, with them committing to a carbon emission reduction of 37% by 2030 in a proposal to the UN. South Korea has been taking lots of steps in recent years to reduce its carbon footprint, launching the world second largest carbon trading scheme.

So far a total of 11 countries plus the EU have submitted plans to the UN on how they plan to tackle climate change.