President Obama and China's President Xi drink a toast at a banquet in Beijing
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US and China leaders in 'historic' greenhouse gas emissions pledge

China and the US have unveiled new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the leaders of the two countries met for talks in Beijing.

US President Barack Obama said the move was "historic", as he set a new goal of reducing US levels between 26%-28% by 2025, compared with 2005 levels.

China did not set a specific target, but said emissions would peak by 2030.

While the two leaders are playing down tensions, areas of disagreement still remain, as Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing.

  • 12 Nov 2014
  • From the section World
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