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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Take up active steps to deal with climate change issues – Hu Jintao

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Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the Summit on Climate Change at the United Nations in New York on September 22, 2009. [AFP]

The Chinese President Hu Jintao called on both the developed and developing nations to take active steps to deal with climate change issues.Mr. Hu was addressing the U N Summit on Climate Change in New York on 22 September 2009. He asked the developed countries to assist the developing countries through financing and technology transfer while he stressed that it was not their outright responsibility – reports Xinhua. It has to go with the long term interests of developed countries to extend assistance to developing countries as a joint investment in the future of mankind.

In his address, the President of China told that his country was going to adopt an integrated action under its economic and social development plan through four important measures. These four measures, according to the President were –

1. Intensification of efforts to conserve energy and to improve energy efficiency, and endeavor to cut the carbon dioxide emission per unit of the gross domestic product by a notable margin by 2020 from the 2005 level.

2. Vigorous development of renewable energy and nuclear energy and increasing the share of non-fossil fuels in primary consumption of energy to around 15 percent by 2020.

3. Increasing forest carbon sink energetically and endeavoring to increase forest coverage by 40 million hectares and forest stock volume by 1.3 billion cubic meters by 2020 from the 2005 levels.

4. Stepping up efforts to develop green economy, low carbon economy and circular economy, and enhancing research, development and dissemination of climate friendly technologies.

[CONCEPT: The Hindu]

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