November 25th, 2009
01:36 PM ET

Obama to attend climate-change summit

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/11/25/obama.copenhagen.climate/story.obama.hu.gi.jpg caption="President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed action on climate change last week." width=300 height=169]


President Obama will go to Copenhagen, Denmark, next month for a climate-change summit, the White House said Wednesday.

According to a news release, Obama is prepared to set a goal of reducing emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels over the next decade.

The White House also reiterated Obama's goal of reducing U.S. emissions by 83 percent by 2050.

The targets come from a climate-change bill passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate has yet to pass the bill, so the United States has not committed itself to any binding goals.

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