Cars crowd the second ring road in Beijing, as traffic gets back to normal after a two-month coronavirus-induced lockdown, on March 24. China is the world’s largest carbon emitter, with Japan at fifth and South Korea at seventh place. Photo: AFP Cars crowd the second ring road in Beijing, as traffic gets back to normal after a two-month coronavirus-induced lockdown, on March 24. China is the world’s largest carbon emitter, with Japan at fifth and South Korea at seventh place. Photo: AFP
Cars crowd the second ring road in Beijing, as traffic gets back to normal after a two-month coronavirus-induced lockdown, on March 24. China is the world’s largest carbon emitter, with Japan at fifth and South Korea at seventh place. Photo: AFP

Letters | China, Japan or South Korea, who will pull ahead in race to carbon neutrality in East Asia?

  • Reaching carbon neutrality is full of challenges for the three East Asian nations, as the share of fossil fuels in their total energy supply is close to 90 per cent
  • It remains to be seen who among them can first align 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets with 2050 or 2060 net-zero promises

Topic |   Climate change
Cars crowd the second ring road in Beijing, as traffic gets back to normal after a two-month coronavirus-induced lockdown, on March 24. China is the world’s largest carbon emitter, with Japan at fifth and South Korea at seventh place. Photo: AFP Cars crowd the second ring road in Beijing, as traffic gets back to normal after a two-month coronavirus-induced lockdown, on March 24. China is the world’s largest carbon emitter, with Japan at fifth and South Korea at seventh place. Photo: AFP
Cars crowd the second ring road in Beijing, as traffic gets back to normal after a two-month coronavirus-induced lockdown, on March 24. China is the world’s largest carbon emitter, with Japan at fifth and South Korea at seventh place. Photo: AFP
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