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US submits first plan for new UN climate treaty

 FILE - In this June 7, 2007 file photo, a pump handle for E85 fuel is shown at a gas station in Albany, N.Y., President Barack Obama's commitment to ...
 Democrats serving on the Energy and Commerce Committees walk from the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama in the State Dining Room ...

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Democrats serving on the Energy and Commerce Committees walk from the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama in the State Dining Room ...

The United States says it would be committed to joining the world on a climate treaty with "robust targets" and "ambitious actions" against heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
But the formal U.S. submission to the United Nations on Tuesday offers no specifics for achieving "a low-carbon strategy for long-term net emissions reductions by 2050" in advance of treaty talks in December in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The 21-page document represents President Barack Obama's first salvo in the negotiating process.
The U.N. conference later this year will include virtually all the world's nations struggling to reach a deal on a successor to the 1997 Kyoto climate treaty that expires 2012.
Obama campaigned on a pledge to reduce U.S. emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.


Updated : 2021-03-06 07:11 GMT+08:00