Big two polluters China and US agree to carbon limits - in 2025

November 14, 2014 2:32 AM

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Big two polluters China and US agree to carbon limits - in 2025

China and the United States have agreed new limits on carbon emissions starting in 2025, but the pledge by the world's two biggest polluters appears to be more politically significant than substantive.

As China's President Xi Jinping agreed to a date for peak CO2 emissions for the first time and also promised to raise the share of zero-carbon energy to 20pc of the country's total, President Barack Obama said the United States would cut its own emissions by more than a quarter by 2025.

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