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Cape Town - Eskom will not be exempted from the greenhouse gas emission targets as agreed upon in the Paris Agreement, said Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Barbara Thompson in Parliament on Wednesday.

Thompson was responding to a question from the DA, asking her if Eskom, which is responsible for around 44.5% of the national greenhouse gas emissions, would be relieved from the targets South Africa agreed to.

“We are tied down by the Paris Agreement,” Thompson said, “and we’ll have to stick to that.”

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