Saturday, December 12, 2009

The EU offer at the UN Copenhagen Summit as decided by the European Council

The heads of state and government of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU), at the European Council meeting (10-11 December, they usually have 2 every semester) decided re the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference:
a) to offer a 30% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020 if other major polluters agree to more significant cuts than already offered
b) a pledge of $3.6 billion aid to under-developed and developing countries in order to help them ease the economic effects of their cuts in CO2 emissions.

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