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China, Europe need to work on climate treaty

Partnership will boost prospects of global pact next year with benefits for both.

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China, now the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has set out clearly its climate, clean air and energy agendas in its 12th Five-Year Plan.

THE 2014 UN climate summit begins in South America on Dec 1. It is a potentially crucial conference with the deadline for a new climate treaty fast approaching in 2015.

The Peru-based summit takes place in the context of the recent important US-China climate agreement. Understandably,