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Climate Change Becoming Priority for Euros, US

European Leaders Agree on Climate Change Plan

BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 12, 2008 (ENS) European leaders today agreed to hold fast to their plan to battle climate change through growth in renewable energy sources and 20 percent cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, and on ways to share the costs. The plan includes concessions to heavy industry and to countries in Eastern Europe concerned that the cost of curbing greenhouse gas emissions would also curb their economic growth.

Obama Would ‘Save the Planet’ By Repowering America

CHICAGO, Illinois, December 10, 2008 (ENS) President-elect Barack Obama signaled that he is ready to tackle the climate crisis immediately upon taking office, following a meeting Tuesday with former Vice President Al Gore and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. “All three of us are in agreement that the time for delay is over, the time for denial is over,” Obama said. The three men met at the Transition’s Chicago headquarters to discuss energy, climate policy and economic recovery.

Environment News Service