US and Chinese leaders pledge action on greenhouse gases
In a joint announcement, US president Barack Obama has pledged to cut net US greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 26-28% by 2025 against 2005 levels, and President Xi Jinping of China has targeted 2030 at the latest for Chinese carbon emissions to peak.The world’s two largest economies emit around one-third of global GHG emissions. The White House said the actions announced by the two leaders were aimed at injecting momentum into global climate nego
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