New momentum needed to seal climate treaty

December 27, 2014 7:59 PM

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But there are two areas of surprising hope. The recent meeting in Lima agreed on a good draft treaty for the Paris summit, but further momentum was created by a landmark double announcement from the world’s biggest polluters, US and China, who made joint pledges to reduce their emissions significantly.

Washington promised to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 per cent below its 2005 levels by 2025, while China agreed to peak its own carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and increase the proportion of its non-fossil energy to 20 per cent.

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