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US, China agree to cut greenhouse emissions levels

  • US president Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have announced an agreement on climate change that would slash the two nations’ greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a third over 20 years.

    The historic pact came towards the end of a trade meeting in China.

    According to the agreement, the US would cut 26 to 28% of its emission levels set in 2005, by 2025. China will cuts its emissions by the same level by 2030.

    Obama said the US and China had “a special responsibility” to play a leadership role in the international efforts against climate change.

     

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