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Sen. Sanders attended the "Reaching a Global Deal on Climate Change and Clean Energy" meetings in London earlier this week. Sanders, the only member of the Senate majority on both the energy and environment committees, discussed with British and American officials a coordinated response to climate change. The United Kingdom is expected to curb emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2050 - compared to 1990 levels - , the same goal as a Sanders' bill in the U.S. Senate. "What was consid

Sen. Sanders attended the "Reaching a Global Deal on Climate Change and Clean Energy" meetings in London earlier this week. Sanders, the only member of the Senate majority on both the energy and environment committees, discussed with British and American officials a coordinated response to climate change. The United Kingdom is expected to curb emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2050 - compared to 1990 levels - , the same goal as a Sanders' bill in the U.S. Senate. "What was considered aggressive when I introduced that legislation is now understood to be the minimum we need to do." Meeting with members of Parliament and advisors to the prime minister, Sanders returned to Washington optimistic that our friends across the Atlantic share many of our goals for cooperative efforts to confront climate change and the potential for significant job creation. Sanders said, "At meetings in London between some of us in the U.S. Senate and leaders of the British government, there was widespread consensus that it is imperative that the two governments cooperate in moving away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy and that, by doing that, we can not only address the crisis of global warming but create millions of good-paying jobs."