BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official said
here Sunday that all countries should shoulder common but differentiated
responsibility in reducing greenhouse gas emission based on their national
situations and levels of economic development.
China is a responsible country in promoting
reduction of greenhouse gas emission and has made positive contribution in this
regard, Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology of China, said in an
interview with Xinhua.
He said as a developing country, China's per capita
carbon dioxide emission was much less than that of the United States and
European countries. However, it has been taking all kinds of measures to reduce
Wan Gang stressed that the Chinese government
attaches great importance to energy saving and emission reduction and has set
the target of reducing greenhouse gas emission by 20 percent per unit GDP during
2006-2010, which is rare in the world.
He added that Chinese scientific and technological
departments would do more in concerned research and application and contribute
further to emission reduction and environmental protection through technological