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China and USA announce targets

27th November 2009

USA and China have announced new emission targets on 25 and 26 November 2009 respectively. The US president stated that the US emissions reduction target would be in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and in line with the final climate and energy legislation. USA remains at Inadequate. The ambition level of the Chinese international target is lagging behind the ambition level as we have interpreted it from the existing national climate plans. As a consequence China's rating moves from Moderate to Inadequate.