Carbon experts forecast global trading agreement by mid-2011


At the end of last month, US President Barack Obama announced he would be attending the Copenhagen meeting and would be going armed with a reduction target of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 (see page 6). The news was immediately followed by China’s announcement that it would commit to a voluntary 40–45% cut in carbon intensity by 2020.

Experts say the dual pledge has boosted sentiment for progress at the conference, but without legislative backing, Obama will be powerless to sign up to anything

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here