What Does the Climate Change Plan of the Philippines Teach Students?
|Above copied from NOAA|
A reduction in emissions of about 70% by 2030, relative to a business-as-usual scenario, on the condition of international support.One can compare the above with what Thailand submitted:
An unconditional 20% reduction in emissions by 2030, compared to business-as-usual levels. This could increase to 25%, conditional upon the provision of international support.Although the Philippines is offering a much greater reduction, the promise is conditional. Thailand offers a 20% reduction without any condition.
How the Philippines intends to reduce emissions by 70 percent is actually not clear. Not surprising, only a few days after the Philippines' pledge, doubts have been raised.
|Above copied from Climate Home|
Returning to the final exam question I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the type of fuel used determines the amount of carbon dioxide emitted for every unit of energy output. The U.S. Energy Information Administration provides the following table
How much carbon dioxide is produced when different fuels are burned?
|Diesel fuel and heating oil||161.3|
Seeing that coal is the worse fuel when it comes to greenhouse emission, it is understandable why a recent article by Inday Espina-Varona in UCANews is strongly questioning Philippines' sincerity.
|Above copied from UCANews|