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UN climate change chief impressed by China
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09:25, November 08, 2007

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China is taking all the necessary steps to tackle the adverse impacts of climate change, chairman of the UN Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra Pachauri has said.

At a media workshop organized by the UN Development Programme in Delhi last week, Pacahuri said he was impressed by what Chinese scientists and meteorologists had done to fight climate change.

Pachauri-led IPCC shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with green campaigner and US former vice-president Al Gore.

"The facilities, capabilities and infrastructure developed by China Meteorological Administration (CMA) have served the people very well," Pachauri said.

For example, China has 2,400 observation stations to monitor weather and climate change, he said. China has a TV channel on the weather , too, and it reaches everyone.

China has been doing a great job as a developing country, Pachauri said, with its scientists showing a very positive attitude toward working with international researchers to fight climate change.

"On the Fourth Assessment Report, China has been extremely active," he said. "A number of Chinese scientists have contributed to the report. The Chinese government has been very deeply engaged in every stage of the process of the report."

The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, "Climate Change 2007", will be released in Spain next week. It will be the latest in a series of IPCC assessments providing the most comprehensive scientific evidence on climate change. China is seeking a way to develop a low-carbon economy, Pachauri said, and he will help it achieve it if he can.

Source:China Daily

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