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US and China miss deadline for setting CO2 action targets

New pledges from 75 parties 'fall far short' of needed carbon cuts: UN

A wind turbine in the Netherlands. The European Union aims to cut emissions of greenhouse gases by 55% from 1990 levels by 2030.

BRUSSELS/TOKYO -- The U.S., China and India, top sources of greenhouse gases, have yet to commit themselves to more ambitious carbon dioxide reduction targets under the Paris Agreement, signaling the enormous challenge the world faces to avert climate catastrophe.

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