"California, International Leaders Sign Climate Change Agreement"

"California and leaders of 11 states and provinces signed an agreement on Tuesday to limit their output of heat-trapping greenhouse gases 80 to 95 percent by 2050, a goal they hope will help prevent runaway climate change.

The target, which is based on a 1990 benchmark, will allow the individual governments, which collectively represent more than $4.5 trillion in GDP and 100 million people, to tailor reduction plans to fit their regional needs.

Called "Under 2 MOU" for a Memorandum of Understanding designed to help keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius, the pact seeks to provide a template for countries to follow to cut emissions."

Rory Carroll and Mike De Souza report for Reuters May 19, 2015.


"12 Governments Fight Climate Change With ‘Under 2 MOU’" (ENS)

Source: Reuters, 05/20/2015