U.S. and Brazil Agree on Climate Change Actions

June 30, 2015 6:34 PM

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U.S. and Brazil Agree on Climate Change Actions

WASHINGTON — President Obama and President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil announced a series of agreements on Tuesday to address climate change, as Mr. Obama continued to push other countries to enact policies to cut planet-warming emissions before negotiations in December to complete a global climate change accord.

The two leaders pledged to increase the use of wind and solar power sources to 20 percent of each nation’s electricity production by 2030, which would triple power generation from renewable sources in the United States and double it in Brazil. Brazil also pledged that it would restore 12 million hec...

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