Climate Change Policy
Implementing a national greenhouse gas reduction target is the core objective of a country’s climate change policy. South Korea has set its greenhouse gas emissions target at 24.4 percent reduction from 2017 levels by 2030. This reduction target is severely lacking considering South Korea’s participation in the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The climate crisis is a matter of survival for the next generation. SFOC is representing Youth 4 ClimateAction in the constitutional challenge against the national greenhouse gas reduction target that infringes on our youth’s fundamental rights to life, environment, and equality, and is demanding that the government and National Assembly take on more responsible measures.
Furthermore, through policy recommendations such as reforming the Korea Emissions Trading Scheme (K-ETS), enhancing the country’s nationally determined contribution (NDC), and establishing a 2050 long-term emissions development strategy (LEDS) pathway, SFOC is leading the way in holding South Korea accountable to strengthening its greenhouse gas reduction targets and establishing an effective response to climate change.