August 7, 2020

Leading Nations Pledge Emission Reduction Goals

posted on: Thursday February 4, 2010

Sarah Laperriere ’11 / Asst. World Editor

In agreement with the Copenhagen Accord, many of the world’s leading nations submitted global emission reduction goals to the United Nations by the Jan. 31 deadline. Submissions were made by 55 out of the 192 countries who signed the Accord, some pledging absolute cuts while others agreed to lower emissions by 2020. The emission reduction plans submitted by the 55 countries account for three-quarters of global emissions, according to BBC.The Copenhagen Accord aims to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times and proposes providing financial aid to poorer nations to help in the reduction of emissions.However,

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