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China to boost cooperation on climate change

By Xinhua

China to boost cooperation on climate change
Gou Haibo, deputy head of the Chinese delegation to the COP22 addresses a press conference during the COP22 climate change conference in in Marrakech, Morocco. (Meng Tao / Xinhua)

MARRAKECH – China expects to push forward the existing cooperation on climate changes together with all parties including the United States, said the Chinese delegation to COP22 climate conference being held in Marrakech, Morocco.

International mechanism like Paris climate agreement is a fruit of the trend in which green and low-carbon development dominates, benefiting general interests of all the countries, Gou Haibo, deputy chief of Chinese delegation, told reporters.

China will act forcefully to maintain Paris climate pact and promote international cooperation, said Chinese delegation to COP22

China will uphold a development concept highlighting innovation, coordination, greenness, openness and sharing, said Gou.

He emphasized that China will act positively and forcefully in maintaining the international mechanism, promoting international cooperation, and combating climate change.

He also voiced hope that China and the US would work together to boost their bilateral relations so as to better benefit people around the world.

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The COP 22, being held in Marrakech from Nov 7 to 18, will focus on actions in order to implement the priorities of the Paris Agreement, especially those related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages.

Around 20,000 delegates, 30,000 civil society members from some 200 countries have gathered at the climate change conference.

Success of China's forestry highlighted

China's pavilion kicked off Wednesday at the COP22, highlighting China's forestry success story.

The first side event in the Chinese pavilion was co-organized by China's National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planner, and China Green Carbon Foundation, with support by international organizations like the World Wildlife Fund.

Combining with domestic and international partners, China Green Carbon Foundation told China's forestry story, which shows the successful experience of China's forestry reform and innovation as well as foreign positive cases to benefit more developing countries on forestry development.

It served as a great platform for the world forestry workers to exchange good experiences and ideas, and contribute to address global climate change and improve human being welfare.

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