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Obama and Xi Jinping achieved historic climate agreement

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China pledged that their levels of greenhouse gas emissions will reach its peak in 2030 to begin to shrink. United States in 2025

The historic agreement between China and the United States on climate change marked the end of a visit to Beijing by US President Barack Obama, in which the US president has given priority to improving its relationship with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday, despite their differences.

"This is a milestone in relations between China and the United States," Obama said today in announcing the agreement with Xi in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the headquarters of the Chinese legislature. Under it, China pledged that their levels of greenhouse gas emissions will reach its peak in 2030 to begin to shrink, and Xi said that in that year 20 percent of the energy produced in the country will come from clean sources and renewable. Meanwhile, the United States will reduce its emissions by 2025 between 26 and 28 percent over 2005 levels, which is double the projected decline between 2005 and 2020.

Although this is an unprecedented announcement by the two biggest polluters on the planet, now also pledged consensus for international climate change summit to be held in Paris next year, not fully convince everyone.

The organization Greenpeace East Asia since issued a statement that, while acknowledging the diplomatic efforts of Beijing and Washington in recent months to reach a compromise, adding that "it should be just the beginning and not the end of their joint actions ".

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