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National Roadmap for Greenhouse Gas Reductions by 2030

legislation type Executive
Radmap
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2016
The government plans to reduce greenhouse gas output by more than 200 million tons by 2030. The plan affects eight different economic sectors. Out of those, the power generation sector will see the biggest reduction of more than 19% of greenhouse gas output.

Documents

  • Allocating 219 MTCO2e reductions among the 315 million tons to reduced by 2030 to eight areas, including power generation, industry, and construction by 2030 compared with a 2016 baseline
    Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Reduction of 64.5 MTCO2e in the power generation sector, which is to be achieved through adoption of low-carbon power sources, management of electricity demand, and higher electricity transmission and supply efficiency, by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Reduction of 35.8 MTCO2e from buildings by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
    Buildings | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Reduction of 3.6 MTCO2e from waste by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
    Waste | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • The industrial sector, which includes steel, petrochemicals, and 20 other business types, is to reduce 56.4 MTCO2e through energy efficiency improvements, gas development through environmentally friendly processes, refrigerant replacement, innovative technologies, and waste resource use by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
    Industry | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Reduction of 3.6 MTCO2e from public and other sectors by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Reduction of 1 MTCO2e from agriculture and livestock by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
    LULUCF | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Reduction of 28.2 MTCO2e from new energy industries by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Reduction of 25.9 MTCO2e from transportation by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
    Transportation | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Each odmestic sector will reduce 277 million tons of GHG emissions (a 32.5% reduction of GHG emissions against BAU level)
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: Compared with business as usual scenario
  • Target reduction of 536 million tons of carbon emissions by 2030
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: Compared with business as usual scenario
  • Target total emissions cap for companies under the paid allocation system from 2018-2020 to be 1,777,130,000 tons
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2020
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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