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Obama, EU To Stand Together On Climate Change Draft

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March 13, 2014 AT 10:59 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama and EU leaders meeting in Brussels this month will throw their combined weight behind tackling climate change, a document seen by Reuters says, in a show of developed world solidarity on the need for a new global deal. But the guarded, diplomatic language is likely to disappoint environmentalists calling for urgent, ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions. A draft communique ahead of the EU-US summit on March 26 says "Sustainable economic growth will only be possible if we tackle climate change,". The text is subject to further negotiation between the European Union and the United States.