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EU Set to Discuss CO2 Goal After China, India Pledge Action

The European Union is set to resume talks early next year about moving to a stricter carbon goal after countries worldwide backed its plan to start work toward a climate treaty that would be enacted by 2020.

Europe pledged yesterday after the conclusion of a two-week United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa, to adopt a binding post-2012 emission-cutting target under the Kyoto Protocol in exchange for a vow by both industrialized and developing countries including China and India to commit to carbon cuts under a new deal with “legal force.”