The Chinese government has announced its first national action
plan to respond to climate change during a state council conference
chaired by the premier Wen Jiabao.
The action plan describes climate change effects and outlines
policies and measures China will adopt, said a statement from the
State Council without describing specific policies and
Also in the plan, China clarified its basic stance on global
warming and called for international cooperation.
China would adhere to the principle of "common but
differentiated responsibilities" in the UN Framework Convention on
Climate Change, the statement said.
Climate change should be dealt with under the framework of
sustainable development, it said.
Global warming was affecting China's ecological system and
natural resources as well as life of the public. To cope with it,
China had been taking a series of measures, including changing the
economic growth pattern by adjusting economic structure and energy
mix and controlling population growth.
The meeting emphasized joint efforts by international community
to address this issue.
The meeting also urged governments and sectors at all levels to
implement the action plan and called for a public awareness
campaign on environment protection.
(Xinhua News Agency June 2, 2007)