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Full text of Joint Press Communique of the 14th China-EU Summit (5)

(Xinhua)

09:31, February 15, 2012

17. In the framework of the China-EU Climate Change Partnership, the two sides agreed to further intensify practical cooperation on issues with common concerns. Furthermore, they confirmed their commitment to cooperate on carbon capture and storage. The two sides agreed to continue to explore the possibilities of conducting practical cooperation on the Emission Trading System.

18. The two sides agreed to continue their dialogue on environmental policy and cooperation on environmental issues, including by launching a new cooperation project focusing on reduction of water pollution, waste policy and on reduction of heavy metal pollution. Both sides welcomed the results of the fourth China-EU ministerial dialogue on environmental policy.

19. Both sides welcomed progress made and agreed to further strengthen the cooperation in the context of the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement and to enhance the exchange of young researchers. They also agreed to engage in a broader exchange building on and ensuring synergy between existing cooperation fora dealing with science and technology innovation, with a view to sharing experience on best practices and identifying areas for cooperation, in particular to promote the effective development and deployment of technology innovative solutions to major societal challenges of common interest.

20. The two sides reaffirmed that they will continue the cooperation on the Civil Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-GALILEO following the 2003 Agreement, with an effort to make positive progress in the cooperation, and to seek and foster new cooperation areas in satellite navigation science and its application. Both sides applauded the efforts to sign the China-EU Cooperation on Space Elements of Consensus, support the establishment of a structured dialogue on space technology cooperation, and the holding of the China-EU Space Technology Cooperation Conference at an appropriate time.


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