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World Agrees Roadmap for Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, China and U.S. Join In

4:00 AM MST | December 12, 2011 | Alex Scott

No one gave it a cat’s chance in hell of succeeding, but COP 17, the United Nations climate change summit held in Durban, South Africa at its close yesterday delivered a partial breakthrough by securing a legally binding requirement for countries by 2015 to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. Predictably, the specifics surrounding the extent to which individual countries will have to reduce GHG emissions continues to elude the international community. Those targets will be set by 2015 and will come into effect from 2020. The deal has been...

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