European climate deal ‘ambitious’

24 October 2014 Last updated at 08:01 BST

European Union leaders have agreed a landmark deal on climate change, with a commitment by 2030 to a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

They also pledge to boost the use of renewable energy to 27% and increase energy efficiency to at least 27%.

The European Council’s president, Herman van Rompuy, said the deal was both ”ambitious and balanced”.

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