EU recommits to 20% carbon cut following Copenhagen Summit


The European Union formally endorsed the Copenhagen Accord on climate change yesterday, by recommitting to its January 2008 target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 1990 levels by 2020.

The United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference, held in the Danish capital last month, has widely been considered a failure due to the inability of participating nations to agree to a legally binding protocol that would have committed countries to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a certain amount

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