UK signs climate change agreement with China during Premier’s visit

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UK signs climate change agreement with China during Premier’s visit

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China and the UK have agreed to strengthen cooperation on low carbon policies, technologies and means of financing in the fight against the effects of climate change.

The two countries have agreed to increase collaboration to support a more effective and cost efficient response to the challenge of achieving a low carbon future.

During the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to London, the two Governments released a statement, reaffirming their joint commitment to work together towards a global framework for ambitious climate change.

The 388-word pact, in which the two countries say they recognise the imperative for “ambitious climate change action”, underlines their commitment to tackle the increasing problem caused by greenhouse gas pollution.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said: “China and the UK stand united in our plans for more collaborative working that will help to achieve long lasting energy security in our own countries.

“Both governments recognise that tackling climate change is fundamental to our future and have committed to reduce emissions while enhancing energy security by investing in nuclear power. The joint statement with China reflects our shared intent to re-double efforts for an ambitious global agreement and domestic solutions to climate change.”

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