facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

China promises climate carbon reductions

Nov. 19, 2010 at 4:15 PM   |   Comments

BEIJING, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- China says it will "positively explore" new ways for low-carbon development to control greenhouse gas emissions for sustainable global development.

Under an announced five-year proposal, China will work to boost energy efficiency, promote low-carbon technology and establish carbon trade markets, the country's state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

"China, as a responsible country, always supports jointly coping with the challenges of climate change through solid and effective international cooperation," said a statement released by the Chinese national leadership team on combating climate change.

China would follow the implementation of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, and promote the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities," the statement said.

China will cut its carbon intensity by 40 percent to 45 percent by the year 2020 compared with 2005 levels, a target that would require "arduous efforts," Premier Wen Jiabao said.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Ukraine claims Russian offensive on third front
2
Major general stripped of title over handling of sexual abuse allegation
3
Syrian militants seize Golan Heights border crossing
4
Serial stowaway arrested again in Phoenix
5
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback