WWF: US-China Emissions Targets Puts Rest of World on Notice
In response to greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets announced this evening by the United States and China, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Lou Leonard, vice president, climate change:
“Today’s announcement sends a jolt of energy through talks to reach a new global climate pact in Paris. By acting together, the world largest historical emitter and the globe’s current leading emitter have put the rest of the world on notice: Game on; it’s time to act.
“This is further proof that President Obama understands that history will judge all of us by the actions we take today to face down the growing climate crisis.
“Acting together is an historic step for the US and China, but to give the world a fighting chance to stay below 2C of warming, both countries need to stretch to reach the highest goals possible. In the case of the US, its earlier pledge to reach 30% reductions by 2025 should be a benchmark for any final Paris agreement.”
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