Brazil gives boost in push for climate deal

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, speaks to the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 27, 2015Brazil on Sunday promised ambitious cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, boosting efforts for a global climate accord as leaders warned more work was needed. In one of the last big meetings before a high-stakes climate summit in Paris later this year, French President Francois Hollande pressed for hard commitments during consultations at the United Nations. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used the occasion to announce the rainforest-rich nation’s plans to reduce emissions blamed for the planet’s rising temperatures.

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