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55 nations pledge to cut emissions under Copenhagen Accord

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Following the conclusion of the climate change talks in Copenhagen, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has received submissions of national pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gases by 2020 from 55 countries. These countries together account for 78 per cent of global emissions from energy use.

Industrialised countries listed their mid-term targets to cut emissions: http://unfccc.int/home/items/5264.php

Developing countries communicated information on their nationally appropriate mitigation actions: http://unfccc.int/home/items/5265.php

The next round of formal negotiations is scheduled to be in Bonn, Germany, at the end of May 2010. Several countries have indicated their wish to see a quick return to the negotiations with more meetings than the scheduled sessions.

The secretariat will continue to maintain and update the lists on its website.

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