Monday, February 1, 2010

So who's onboard Copenhagen, anyway?

While deniers are busy banging their heads against imaginary walls, they might wanna ask themselves, who's onboard with Copenhagen, anyways?
January 31, 2010 mark[ed] the deadline for parties to the Copenhagen Accord to submit their respective plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Who's On Board With The Copenhagen Accord?
Well, we are, that's for sure.
Todd Stern, the top U.S. climate negotiator for the Obama administration, also gave notice that, as expected, it will aim for a 17 percent reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases blamed for global warming by 2020, with 2005 as the base year. U.S. formally embraces Copenhagen climate deal
Emissions reduction in 2020 - In the range of 17%, in conformity with anticipated U.S. energy and climate legislation, recognizing that the final target will be reported to the Secretariat in light of enacted legislation. Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change, January 28, 2010

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