Defending the Global Environment
With the UN Lima Climate Change Conference underway, China shows its sincerity to fight global warming
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UPDATED: December 1, 2014 NO. 49 DECEMBER 4, 2014
Defending the Global Environment
With the UN Lima Climate Change Conference underway, China shows its sincerity to fight global warming
By Deng Yaqing

Since 2011, China has invested a total of 270 million yuan ($43.99 million) to help developing countries enhance their capacity to address climate change and trained nearly 2,000 climate change officials and professionals from developing countries, according to statistics from the NDRC.

Apart from emission reduction, the development of green energy is also highly significant. By the end of 2013, non-fossil energy generation capacity had accounted for 30.9 percent of the total electricity generation capacity, 4 percent higher than the previous year.

At the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China held in November 2013, the decisive role of the market was stressed in allocating resources, and a trading system for carbon emissions was put on the agenda. Now, seven provinces and cities are carrying out carbon trading pilot programs, and a total of 13.75 million tons of carbon dioxide worth more than 500 million yuan ($81.47 million) have been traded by the end of October, 2014.

Gao Yun, deputy head of the Department of Science & Technology and Climate Change, China Meteorological Administration, said that China is committed to the sustainable development, and other countries should also show their sincerity.

"Developed countries should do what the Bali Roadmap requires and take real actions to cope with climate change," said Gao.

Email us at: dengyaqing@bjreview.com

Non-Fossil Fuel Energies in China

- Hydropower
Installed capacity: 260 million kw
Electricity generated: 911.6 billion kwh

- Nuclear
Installed capacity: 17.94 million kw
Electricity generated: 110.6 billion kwh

- Wind
Installed capacity: 81.23 million kw
Electricity generated: 131.1 billion kwh

- Solar
Installed capacity: 14.79 million kw
Electricity generated: 7 billion kwh

(Source: China's Policies and Actions on Climate Change (2014)

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