Developed nations should share experience in reducing greenhouse gas emissions: Raffarin

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Former French prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin said Thursday developed countries should share their experience and technologies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with developing countries.

The call came out of a dialogue between the French politician and Chinese youth in Beijing, against the backdrop of the ongoing United Nations climate summit in Cancun, Mexico.

Developed countries emitted a lot of greenhouse gases in the past, and they have advantages in research and development in clean energy technology, Raffarin said, noting that the countries have reduced the use of coal and other fossil fuels.

"Developed countries should not force developing countries to cut gas emissions. Instead, they should help developing countries in this area," Raffarin said.

China's economic growth is important to the world economic recovery, Raffarin said.

It is encouraging that China is finding proper solutions to deal with climate change, he said.

"France and China should further boost cooperation in developing new technology and tackling climate change," he added.

More than 300 Chinese students from almost 40 universities attended the forum.

Source: Xinhua

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