China promotes global co-op in dealing climate change

Updated: 2011-11-22 11:10


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BEIJING - China is playing a positive and constructive role in promoting cooperation of the global community in addressing climate change, according to a white paper on addressing climate change published on Tuesday.

The country has promoted global cooperation based on the principles of "mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, being practical and effective", said the white paper titled China's Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change.

China has signed a series of cooperative research agreements and implemented a batch of research projects on the scientific study, mitigation, adaptation, policies and measures to respond to climate change with international organizations and institutions, and the results have provided a useful reference to China in formulating its policies to address climate change, the white paper said.

China has established a dialogue and cooperation mechanism on climate change with the United States, European Union, Japan and other developed countries and regions, signing relevant joint communiques, memorandums of understanding and cooperation agreements.

China has also strengthened cooperation with developing countries like South Africa and India, Brazil on climate change, the white paper said.

The country has strengthened cooperation on meteorological satellite monitoring, new energy development and utilization and other areas, and aided the construction of 200 clean energy and environmental protection projects in developing countries, according to the white paper.

China formulated and promulgated the Measures on the Operation and Management of Clean Development Mechanism Projects in 2005. By July 2011, China had approved 3,154 CDM projects, mainly focusing on energy conservation and the enhancement of energy efficiency, the white paper noted.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,560 Chinese projects have been successfully registered with the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board, accounting for 45.67 percent of the world's total registered programs, it said.

THe estimated certified emission reduction (CER) of these projects has reached an annual issuance volume of 328 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, accounting for 63.84 percent of the world's total, providing valuable support for the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, the white paper said.