Monday, November 24, 2014

China and EU Announce Agreement to combat climate change

China and the United States today announced an agreement to fight climate change that will include cuts in their emissions of greenhouse gases they expect an example to the international level.
The initiative, agreed by President Xi Jinping and Barack Obama, is the first announcement of cutting emissions by China and a more pronounced by the United States.

China agrees that its emission levels reach their highest level in 2030 to begin to decline, and Xi announced that this year 20 percent of the energy produced in the country come from clean, renewable sources.

For its part, the United States will reduce its emissions by 2025 between 26 and 28 percent compared to 2005 levels, which is double the planned cut between 2005 and 2020.
Xi and Obama made the announcement during an appearance before reporters after two days of meetings in Beijing, which have reviewed all levels of their relationship, with the agreement on climate change as the main tangible result.
The agreement on climate change, which has been negotiating for months between the two capitals, seeks to promote a global agreement at the climate change conference to be held in Paris in 2015.

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