Cooperation on green economy crucial to Sino-EU relations

11:03, May 28, 2010      

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Governments and major powers in the world should work together to deal with challenges confronting us, said Jerzy Buzek, president of the European Parliament, in Beijing yesterday.

The European Union is considering a strategic relationship with China on a wide range of issues including climate change, energy efficiency, anti-terrorism, fighting piracy and tackling the financial crisis.

He said that during constructive talks with two major Chinese officials in the environment and energy sectors yesterday morning, they found common ground on climate change, alternative-energy development and environmental protection despite some differences.

In addition, President Buzek also disclosed that the European Parliament has made a new proposal to cut carbon emissions 30 percent by 2020 with "a binding agreement on all aspects."

He added that seeking a sustainable economy for the European Union was crucial to overcome the current financial crisis in Europe.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:黄硕)

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