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EXCLUSIVE-Danish draft urges 50 pct global emissions cut by 2050

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The world should cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050 from 1990 levels with the bulk of the reduction coming from rich countries, according to a draft proposal by Denmark, host of Dec 7-18 U.N. climate talks.

The draft, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, said rich countries should account for 80 percent of the global emission cuts by 2050.

The draft, which could become the basis of a political agreement at the end of the climate talks in Copenhagen, suggested the world adopt 2020 as the year when global emissions will peak.

It did not specify any mid-term emission target for developed countries, a key demand from poorer countries. (Reporting by Krittivas Mukherjee; Editing by David Fogarty) ((krittivas.mukherjee@thomsonreuters.com; +91-11-4178-1000; krittivas.mukherjee.reuters.com@reuters.net)) ((If you have a query or comment on this story, send an email to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com))

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