US makes climate pledge to UN

US makes climate pledge to UN

The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.

It made the formal offer to the UN as a step towards a global deal in Paris in December.

The EU has already promised to cut its emissions by a roughly similar proportion.

Tuesday was the deadline for wealthy nations to make their offers – but some, such as Canada, have failed to submit in time.

The announcement was made on Twitter with the words: “America is taking steps to #ActOnClimate, and the world is joining us” – accompanied by a picture of the President in China.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32136006

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