US announces greenhouse gas reduction plan

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U.S. President Barack Obama has announced deep new cuts to curb greenhouse gas emissions for the next 15 years. The plan comes as more and more nations are pledging to reduce pollution ahead of the Paris climate talks later this year.
CCTV America’s Jessica Stone reports from the White House lawn.

US announces greenhouse gas reduction plan

US announces greenhouse gas reduction plan

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced deep new cuts to curb greenhouse gas emissions for the next 15 years. The plan comes as more and more nations are pledging to reduce pollution ahead of the Paris climate talks later this year. Jessica Stone reported on this from the White House.

More details:

  • Coal provides power to two out of every five people around the world.
  • Across the United States, it’s also the biggest source of air pollution.
  • Now, Washington is requiring coal-fired power plants to cut emissions by 32 percent over 2005 levels by the year 2030 as part of a strategy to tackle climate change.

Edward Cameron explains the specifics behind this US pollution reduction plan
Edward Cameron is a climate change expert and managing director at Business for Social Responsibility.

Edward Cameron explains the specifics behind this US pollution reduction plan

Edward Cameron explains the specifics behind this US pollution reduction plan

Edward Cameron is a climate change expert and managing director at Business for Social Responsibility.