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2013-07-10. US and China to extend co-operation in effort to curb climate change.

posted Jul 15, 2013, 9:01 AM by Alan Gould
For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: New initiatives announced in Washington by both countries – who jointly account for 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. ...The new initiatives announced in Washington on Wednesday would see China and the US extend their climate co-operation to five new areas – beginning with heavy trucks, which are a significant cause of greenhouse gas emissions in both countries. ...That spirit of co-operation represents a drastic change from the calamitous Copenhagen climate summit in 2009, when diplomatic snubs and general distrust between the two countries wrecked any prospect for a deal. ...The countries also agreed to work together to develop carbon capture technologies, increase energy efficiency in buildings, promote smarter grids and improve reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/10/america-china-cooperation-reduce-climate-change. Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian.