G-7 Recommits to New Treaty in Wake of U.S. Climate Rules

June 5, 2014 8:51 PM

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Meeting just a few days after President Obama announced new regulations to cut global warming emissions from the electric power sector, the Group of Seven (G-7) major industrialized countries committed to working toward an “ambitious” new climate change agreement to be negotiated in Paris in 2015.

In the leaders’ “Brussels G-7 Summit Declaration” released at the conclusion of the G-7 meeting that was dominated by ongoing tensions with Russia, they endorsed the goal of limiting manmade global warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) or less above pre-industrial levels.

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