China sets CO2 target, garners praise

This picture taken on April 23, 2015, shows a high level of air pollution over the southern Chinese city of ShenzhenChina, the world’s top CO2 polluter, promised Tuesday to peak emissions within about 15 years, in a move widely hailed as a boost for the global effort to curb planet warming. Beijing’s eagerly-anticipated contribution to a roster of carbon-curbing pledges was announced by Prime Minister Li Keqiang when he met French President Francois Hollande in Paris. The venue and timing were symbolic — exactly five months to the start of a UN conference in the French capital that will be tasked with producing the first-ever climate pact binding all the world’s nations.

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