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 measures.
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
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
The meeting also urged governments and sectors at all levels to implement the
action plan and called for a public awareness campaign on environment