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EU plans a 'positive signal' for climate deal: UN

Published on Jan 22, 2014 10:11 PM

PARIS (AFP) - United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres hailed the European Commission's 2030 plans for carbon cuts on Wednesday as "a positive signal" for a "meaningful" global deal on climate.

"EU on track by recommending Europe-wide 40 per cent emissions cut target by 2030," Ms Figueres, head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said on Twitter. "Positive signal for meaningful 2015 agreement."

UN members have vowed to conclude a worldwide pact on climate change at a conference in Paris in December 2015 that will take effect from 2020.

The deal will seek curbs on greenhouse-gas emissions to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.

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