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China calls for int'l cooperation in tackling climate change

English.news.cn   2010-09-10 19:52:49 FeedbackPrintRSS

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (1st R) meets with Christiana Figueres (1st L), executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang on Friday said the international community should work together to overcome the challenges of climate change.

Li made the remarks when meeting with Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Li said all countries should join together in the struggle against climate change with concerted efforts based on the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities."

Li briefed the UN climate chief on China's policies and measures to save energy, develop the green economy and promote environmental protection, saying China would work with other countries and the United Nations to jointly push forward sustainable development.

China will host a session of UN climate change talks in Tianjin this October.

Figueres applauded China's efforts in tackling climate change, and spoke highly of the country's constructive role in the international negotiation process.

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Editor: Tang Danlu
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