US-China climate accord gives hope for global agreement

November 14, 2014 2:28 PM

12 0

US-China climate accord gives hope for global agreement

The United States and China surprised climate-policy watchers this week by announcing a rare accord to cut carbon pollution. As details of the agreement are released, experts are hopeful that cooperation between the world's two biggest economies, and two biggest carbon emitters, bodes well for an as-yet elusive global climate pact.

"For many years, the reluctance of the U.S. and China to make strong commitments has been an oft-used excuse by other countries to not take action," said Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on ClimateChange Communication.

Read more

To category page

Loading...