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US: 17 percent emission pledge to Copenhagen

China Daily | Updated: 2009-11-26 07:51

WASHINGTON: The United States will pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020 at a UN climate change meeting in December, the White House said yesterday.

Obama's negotiating position for the talks in Copenhagen has been hampered by slow progress on a climate bill in the US Senate.

The US House of Representatives passed a bill that sets a 17 percent reduction target for emissions by 2020 from 2005 levels. A Senate version aims for a 20 percent cut.

US: 17 percent emission pledge to Copenhagen

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