US and China reach agreement on climate change, greenhouse gases

Posted by Mike Confino, November 12, 2014

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The United States and China unveiled what is being touted as ambitious targets Wednesday to reduce greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of a make-or-break treaty to be finalized next year.

President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would move much faster in cutting pollution, with a goal to reduce it 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025 from 2005 levels. Earlier in his presidency, Obama set a goal to cut emissions by 17 percent by 2020.

via US and China reach agreement on climate change, greenhouse gases | Al Jazeera America.