30 Jun '15, 3pm

Today’s China climate plan removes the excuse that the US needs to delay acting on climate

In response to greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets announced today by China , World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Lou Leonard , US vice president, climate change: “For too long, those seeking to delay climate action have pointed a finger across the Pacific and said that the US should not act until China does. The commitments China outlined today essentially quash that overused and outdated argument. “With China’s commitment, nations representing more than half of the world’s total annual emissions have already tabled commitments and more are expected in the months ahead. “While promising, negotiators still have their work cut out for them, because the combined commitments are likely to fall well short of what’s needed to limit warming to 1.5-2C above pre-industrial levels. The gap between these announced targets and a safer future should ...

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