E.U. calls for deeper U.S. cuts

The European Union said the United States must do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if it’s to keep talks on limiting global warming on track.

“All countries, including the United States, must do even more than what this reduction trajectory indicates,” E.U. Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said in a statement from her office in Brussels.

The program starts to set in place policies the United States will bring to discussions this year with 190 nations on how to limit pollution after 2020. While it gives Obama ammunition to show that other nations also need to act, the limits cover only about a third of emissions by 2030.

Envoys to those talks organized by the United Nations intend to make an agreement next year that would apply to all nations instead of just the rich industrial ones.

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