Group of 8 summit

The leaders of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000101" title="G8" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/economy/g8-EVHST000101.topic">Group of 8</a> industrialized nations participate in a working session in the central Italian town of L’Aquila. A summit statement pledged to slash emissions by the rich countries by 80% by mid-century, but stopped short of pledging to take aggressive action soon.

( Stephane de Sakutin / AFP/Getty Images / July 8, 2009 )

The leaders of the Group of 8 industrialized nations participate in a working session in the central Italian town of L’Aquila. A summit statement pledged to slash emissions by the rich countries by 80% by mid-century, but stopped short of pledging to take aggressive action soon.

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