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China and India’s climate progress leaves US in the dust

The Chinese and Indian governments are well on course to meet their COP21 climate targets, while the United States is underachieving.

China and India have slashed emissions growth by reducing their use of coal, and look likely to beat the carbon emissions targets they set in the 2015 COP21 Paris climate agreement, an analysis published on 15 May by Climate Action Tracker shows.

Greenhouse gas emissions from both countries are growing more slowly than predicted by Climate Action Tracker just a year ago. If the trend continues, by 2030 global carbon emissions will be two to three billion tonnes less than was estimated last year.

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