SMM: it is reported that on September 7, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced on the first International Clean Air and Blue Sky Day (International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies) that the country will invest 17 billion US dollars and is expected to increase the number of electric vehicles from 110000 to 1.13 million and hydrogen-powered vehicles from 8, 000 to 200000 by 2025.
South Korea's environment ministry said it would achieve its growth target for electric vehicles with the help of government subsidies. The country also expects to add 45000 charging stations by 2025. Mr Moon's government says it will create 151000 jobs.
Mr Moon also announced more: by 2025, South Korea's solar and wind power facilities will triple from 2019; more than 30 coal-fired power plants are expected to be closed by 2034, specifically, 10 will be closed by the end of 2022 and another 20 between 2023 and 2034. Mr Wen has not been allowed to build any new coal-fired power plants since he came to power.
The government will introduce more strong environmental protection measures to work with the South Korean people to regain the blue sky, Moon said on September 7. By the end of 2020, South Korea will re-establish its 2030 emission reduction target and plan a net zero emission roadmap for 2050. South Korea is the first country in East Asia to commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
This year's International Clean Air and Blue Sky Day is a United Nations-designated event sponsored by South Korea, which marks the anniversary of Moon Jae-in's speech at the United Nations in September 2019, in which he proposed the establishment of the event. "UN member States recognize the need to significantly reduce the number of deaths and diseases caused by hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution by 2030," the UN website said. special attention will be paid to air quality and the management of municipal waste and other wastes in order to reduce the negative environmental impact per capita in cities. Encouraged by the growing concern of the international community about clean air and to emphasize the need for further efforts to improve air quality, including reducing air pollution, to protect human health, the General Assembly decided to designate 7 September as the International Clean Air Blue Sky Day. "
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