Ambassador’s Meeting with Mr. Li Gao DG of the Dept of Climate Change of Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Iceland aims to achieve carbon neutrality before 2040 and to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 under the Paris Agreement. Iceland has great potential for carbon uptake from the atmosphere by afforestation and revegetation, and to curb emissions from soils by reclaiming drained wetlands. Since 2021, the world's largest carbon capture plant "Orca" has come online in Iceland, which uses geothermal energy to pull thousands of metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and pump it underground. Orca will be able to capture the equivalent of the annual emissions made by 790 cars.