Green house gas emissions will decrease

Publish date: June 15, 2007

At the G8 conference in the Northern German city of Heiligendamm, leaders of the world’s 8 largest industrialized nations, in an announcement on June 7th, agreed to decreases green house gas emissions in the atmosphere by 2050.

During an interview with journalists after a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, French President Nikolas Sarkozy announced that unexpected progress on climate change issues had been made. He emphasized that G8 leaders have approved a document that for the first time includes concrete figures of what is to be done.

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