Saturday, July 25, 2009

UN chief praises China's climate change efforts! Chinese President wants international cooperation!

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday (24/07/2009) in Beijing said he was impressed with China's efforts but urged the world's third-largest economy to continue to promote alternative energy, including wind and solar power, and reduce its reliance on coal. "Today, China is a global power and with global power comes global responsibilities," Ban said. "Without China, there can be no success this year on a new global climate framework. But with China, there is enormous potential for the world to seal a deal in Copenhagen." The Chinese government supports the UN to play a leading role in promoting international cooperation on climate change, said Premier Wen Jiabao in a meeting with Ban on Friday. "Climate change is about environment as well as development," Wen said. "Developed countries should help developing nations in areas such as funds and technology. This is conducive to the sustainable development of the world." President Hu Jintao said in his meeting with Ban that international cooperation is required in handling global challenges and regional issues. China will continue to participate in UN initiatives in a responsible and constructive manner, he said.
(Adopted from the China Daily report by Si Tingting, Wang Linyan and Wang Zhuoqiong on 2009-07-25 08:45. Details @

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