First Draft Of Climate Change Deal Unveiled

12.11.09 | FL News Team

The United Nations has unveiled the first draft of a text on a new climate deal. The document states greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced by half worldwide by 2050. The agreement also calls for the richest nations to take the lead in making the reductions. Included in the draft is a range of greenhouse gas emissions cuts mainly from fossil fuels. The climate deal proposes reducing those by either at least 50, 85 or 95 percent by 2050. Emissions cuts by wealthy nations are proposed at starting at 75 percent and up to over 95 percent below levels in 1990 by the year 2050. Developing nations are also called on to make a "substantial deviation" to reduce growth of their emissions in ten years.