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EU adopts climate change targets for Paris confce
Published : Sunday, 8 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 12

BRUSSELS, Mar 7 : The EU formally adopted on Friday climate change targets for December's Paris conference including a 40 percent cut in emissions by 2030, climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said.
The targets were agreed on by leaders of the 28 European Union member states at a summit in October, but the confirmed benchmarks have now been officially sent to the UN, Canete said.
"There is an agreement, but it was not an easy matter," Canete said after a meeting of EU environment ministers in Brussels.
French minister Segolene Royal added: "Europe is the first continent to send its contribution, as was asked by the United Nations."
The offer of the EU, which is responsible for nine percent of global emissions of greenhouse gases, was sent to the UN secretariat, Canete said.
Negotiators told AFP that Ireland fought successfully to have the carbon removed by forests and farmland included in the calculation of greenhouse gas reduction -- which critics said made it easier to reach the 40 percent target by four or five percent.
Countries, which are tasked with trying to limit the rise in global temperatures to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, have until March 31 to announce their commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.    ?AFP










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