We Have A Deal: European Union Agrees To Cut Its Emissions 40 Percent By 2030

Posted by Mike Confino, October 24, 2014

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It turns out tough compromises and substantive problem-solving may be something national governments can still do.

On the subject of climate change, American politics has remained mired in gridlock after the failure of the national cap-and-trade bill in 2009. That has forced the Obama Administration to aim for a modest reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 17 percent below their 2005 levels by 2020 — to be achieved through regulatory efforts grounded in unilateral and pre-existing executive authority.

via We Have A Deal: European Union Agrees To Cut Its Emissions 40 Percent By 2030 | ThinkProgress.