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Climate Change

South Korea joins Japan in making 2050 carbon-neutral pledge

Moon announces commitment for net-zero emissions by mid-century

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul on Wednesday.    © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea joined Japan in pledging to make the country carbon-neutral by 2050, keeping in step with recent global commitments to tackle climate change.

President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that Asia's fourth-largest economy has set a goal of achieving net-zero emissions in the next 30 years.

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