EU Compromises on 30% CO2 Cut

After talks amongst themselves, EU members have reached a compromise on their recent pledge to make a 30% cut in CO2 output by 2020. They will now accept a binding 20% cut with an aim to go to 30%.

The original, binding 30% deal depended on other signatories committing to "comparable" cuts. They didn't, so the EU replaced a promise with an objective.

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