The China-US climate change agreement is a step forward for green power relations

The China-US climate change agreement is a step forward for green power relations

The China-US joint climate change agreement is a full pendulum swing back from the failures of five years ago. Now the two countries have announced unilateral measures to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Significantly, China agreed to slow and then stop its emissions by 2030 while the United States agreed to reduce emissions by up to 28% by 2025. Both sides also spoke about jointly pushing negotiations at a climate change conference in Paris next year, and to cooperate on clean energy and environmental protection.

Source: The Guardian

Date: November 2014

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