March 9, 2010

China and India Join Climate Accord

Filed under: Asia, climate — Tags: , , — inece @ 5:25 pm

The New York Times reports that China and India have agreed to join the list of countries signing on to the non-binding Copenhagen Accord.

China and India join more than 100 countries that have signed up under the accord, which calls for limiting the rise in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, beyond pre-industrial levels. The agreement also calls for spending as much as $100 billion a year to help emerging countries adapt to climate change and develop low-carbon energy systems , accelerated energy technology transfers to the developing world and steps to protect tropical forests from destruction.

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