Honduras pledges carbon neutrality by year 2050


Thanks partly to solar power, renewable energy now accounts for 75% of Honduran electricity generation, up from 30% in 2012. (Photo by Shutterstock)

Honduras aims to cut its net greenhouse-gas emissions to zero under a plan it launched in January, contributing to efforts in Central America to reduce the region’s carbon footprint. The National Decarbonization Plan calls for Honduras to become carbon neutral by 2050. The initiative has the backing of Euroclima+, a European Union program overseeing implementation of the Paris Accords, and regional partner Costa Rica, which has similar plans to go carbon neutral. The two countries’ goals are far more ambitious than those of global giants such as the United States and China, which were absent from a UN list issued last year of 66 nations pledging carbon neutrality by mid-century. The Honduran plan comes as Central America seeks to address climate change by cutting emissions, reforesting and modernizing agricultural techniques. Central America, hit by severe drought in recent years, is one of the regions of the world most... [Log in to read more]

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