“It’s unintentional. We reckon we are well within the range of meeting the 2030 target.”
According to Bloomberg, a string of economic and societal turmoil is actually a net-positive in meeting global climate emissions. The outlet ran a headline earlier this month that reads: “South Africa Beats Climate Goal as Blackouts Slash Emissions.”
Here is what Bloomberg published:
South Africa is ahead of its target for cutting emissions of greenhouse gases.
Output of the climate-warming gases from the world’s 14th-biggest emitter is already falling even though its Nationally Determined Contribution, a target adopted by the cabinet in 2021, only forecast a decline from 2025.
Regular breakdowns of the coal-fired power plants that supply more than 80% of South Africa’s electricity mean that less carbon dioxide is being pumped into the atmosphere and daily rotational cuts of more than 10 hours a day are further limiting emissions from factories…