U.S. and China Reach Landmark Deal to Curb Carbon Emissions

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U.S. and China Reach Landmark Deal to Curb Carbon Emissions

by Vikas Vij
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Did you know China and US are the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 carbon #polluters? http://bit.ly/1v33P9Q New agreement curbs emissions @Justmeans

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China and the United States are the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 carbon polluters. For long the two countries have been seen as antagonists on the path to finding solutions to mitigate climate change. Climate experts believe that unless these two nations can resolve their differences on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, there is little hope of other countries agreeing to mandatory cuts in emissions.

The announcement of a new landmark US-China agreement against the threat of climate change, and staking out an ambitious joint plan to reduce carbon emissions, after nine months of negotiations, is a major step that will have worldwide impact on cuts in emissions. The historic agreement has been jointly announced in Beijing by President Obama and President Xi Jinping.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management. 

Keywords: Environment | Carbon Emissions | China | President Obama | President Xi Jinping | United States | collaboration | foreign relations

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