A senior Chinese official said on Sunday that all countries
should shoulder common but differentiated responsibility in
reducing greenhouse gas emission based on their national situations
and levels of economic development.
China is a responsible country in promoting reduction of
greenhouse gas emission and has made positive contribution in this
regard, Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology of China, said
in an interview with Xinhua.
He said as a developing country, China's per capita carbon
dioxide emission was much less than that of the United States and
European countries. However, it has been taking all kinds of
measures to reduce gas emission.
Wang Gang stressed that the Chinese government attaches great
importance to energy saving and emission reduction and has set the
target of reducing greenhouse gas emission by 20 percent per unit
GDP during 2006-2010, which is rare in the world.
He added that Chinese scientific and technological departments
would do more in concerned research and application and contribute
further to emission reduction and environmental protection through
(Xinhua News Agency December 10, 2007)