China calls for persistent efforts in tackling environment challenges (2)

08:21, June 10, 2010      

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"We have worked hard to play an effective and constructive role in major international conferences. As a large developing country, we expect to contribute to global efforts to address these challenges," he said.

He praised the efforts made by the GEO in developing a so- called Global Earth Observation System of Systems, or GEOSS, which aims at supporting national and international action on climate change, biodiversity conservation, food security, the UN's Millennium development goals, etc..

The GEO, which was created in 2005, has assembled "a unique international partnership" consisting of both governments and leading organizations, he said.

"GEOSS provides an opportunity for the international community to deepen our understanding of the earth on which we are living. It assists us, policy and decision makers, with the best available information about those global environmental issues," he said.

The ambassador expressed hope that the GEO ministerial meeting in Beijing would further promote the GEOSS development process.

He added that China was always willing to share its experiences with others in developing environmental monitoring and observation systems.
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