Nations producing 80% of greenhouse emissions sign Copenhagen pact

02/2/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Copenhagen Accord on climate change obtained the signatures of countries, including China and the U.S., that together account for almost 80% of the world's greenhouse-gas emissions. Although a recent climate summit in Copenhagen failed to produce a legally binding treaty, environmentalists said the voluntary agreement is a step in the right direction. Keya Chatterjee, director of the World Wildlife Fund's climate-change program, said the situation is better but "still not where we need to be."

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