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China urges international cooperation, dialogue for "green" development

Oct 16, 2009 - Xinhua

TANGSHAN, Hebei Province- Chinese top political advisor Jia Qinglin Friday called for international cooperation, shared responsibility and dialogue to promote sustainable development worldwide.

"Green development should be a common cause for the world," said Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the opening ceremony of the first Caofeidian Forum held in Tangshan, northern Hebei Province.

He suggested that the government of all countries should develop their own roadmap of green development based on the reality of their countries and adopt effective policies.

"It is a shared responsibility for the world to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emission," he said.

He called for developed countries to lead the cause and provide financial and technical support for developing countries to cope with climate change.

New technologies in energy saving, environmental protection and new energy application should be widely used, he said. "The international society and governments of all countries should strive to set up a new mechanism that smoothes international technological exchange while protecting intellectual rights."

Jia also suggested that the world should explore sustainable development through dialogue.

"China will stick to the sustainable development," he said. "We will work to build a resource-saving, environmentally-friendly and innovative country."

The three-day forum was the first permanent international forum themed on the sustainable development initiated by China. It will be held every two years.