In this Nov 8, 2022 photo, Xie Zhenhua, special representative for Chinese President Xi Jinping, addresses the Climate Implementation Summit at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. (SUI XIANKAI / XINHUA)
SHARM EL-SHEIKH – China will gradually enhance its ability to control methane emissions, a special representative for Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
Also China's special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua made the remarks here while attending a high-level side event of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Titled "It's Time to Sprint: Targeting Methane Emissions", the event was organized by the World Bank.
China attaches great importance to methane emissions control, carrying out a series of measures in the coal, petroleum and natural gas, agriculture and waste disposal sectors, said Xie.
He pointed out that China has promoted the use of market mechanisms to encourage enterprises to control methane emissions.
"China is willing to strengthen communications and exchanges with other countries for cooperation in policymaking, innovation, and technology application of methane emission control, and make joint contributions to tackling global climate change," he said.
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COP27 is being held in Egypt's coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh and runs until Nov 18.
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