Joint Conference on Climate Change Issue under the 6th Round of China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue Held

On July 9, 2014, a joint conference on climate change issue under the 6th Round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue was held in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. Special Representative of President Xi Jinping and Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, along with Special Representative of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry of the US, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and heads of departments concerned of both countries, attended the conference.

Wang Yang said that addressing the climate change is a major issue concerning the current and long-term interests of all countries. The Chinese government attaches great importance to the climate change issue and has been promoting emission reduction with unprecedented efforts. China and the US are highly complementary in clime change field and the bilateral cooperation has scored positive results and also been faced with important opportunities. China is ready to continuously enhance multilateral and bilateral cooperation with the US side on climate change issue, making contributions to the improvement of global environment.

Yang Jiechi expressed that China and the US have earnestly implemented the consensuses reached by the two heads of state and conducted fruitful dialogues, communications and practical cooperation, injecting important impetus into the multilateral process on climate change. Both sides should boost dialogues and cooperation, forge new growth point in China-US cooperation, take care of each other’s concerns, actively seek convergence of interests, follow multilateral rule, promote the international process of climate change and expand energy cooperation, so as to create a beautiful future of green economy.

During the session, special representatives from both sides were briefed by the heads of the departments concerned from the two nations on their respective progress on coping with climate changes and bilateral cooperation results on reducing vehicle emissions, smart grid, carbon capture, greenhouse gas and other fields and approved the report of China-US Climate Change Working Group on their work progress.


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