China has a much higher expectation in technology development and transfer, and very much like to have an effective technology transfer mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said a high-ranking Chinese official on Friday.
China's technology need covers both mitigation and adaptation technologies as China is a very diversified economy and is now in the process of industrialization, said Su Wei, director-general of the Office of National Leading Group on Climate Change under the National Development and Reform Commission.
Due to the natural endowment of resources and the increasing demand of productivity for the world market, China has an enormous task of deploying clean and less-carbon technologies and know-how for energy efficiency, renewable and nuclear energy, said Su at a side event for the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali.
For capacity building, China's needs mainly include development of human resources, adaptation, training and education, raising public awareness, database and information system development, Su told participants at the side-event called "The United Nations and China: Connecting Institutions, Technology and Partnerships to Combat Climate Change".
Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and U.N. Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China Khalid Malik also delivered speech at the event.
(Xinhua News Agency December 8, 2007)