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US and Chinese cities reveal stronger pledges to cut emissions

China’s mega-cities and major US metropolitan areas will pledge swifter and deeper cuts in carbon pollution on Tuesday, shoring up an historic agreement between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping.

Beijing and 10 other Chinese cities will agree to peak greenhouse gas emissions as early as 2020 – a decade ahead of the existing target for the world’s biggest emitter, under a deal to be unveiled at a summit in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Seattle will commit to go carbon neutral by 2050, with more than a dozen other major metropolitan areas in the US, and the entire state of California, pledging an 80% cut in emissions by mid-century. Atlanta, Houston, New York, Phoenix and Salt Lake City also put forward new climate commitments.

US and Chinese cities reveal stronger pledges to cut emissions | Environment | The Guardian.