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China tells UN climate change talks it should still be treated as developing nation

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5925 (Published 29 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5925
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

The UK prime minister, David Cameron, made a strong commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly on 23 September, where the theme was climate change. But he was one of the few national leaders to do so.

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, had invited the world’s heads of state to discuss the topic in preparation for the next round of climate negotiations, set for next year in Paris. Cameron said that he would push for a 40% reduction in total global emissions by …

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