Climate Change, Energy and Environment
Regarding the upcoming Copenhagen Conference, both sides agree onthe importance of actively furthering the full, effective and sustained implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on ClimateChange in accordance with the Bali Action Plan. The United States and China, consistent with their national circumstances, resolve to take significant mitigation actions and recognize the important role thattheir countries play in promoting a sustainable outcome that will strengthen the world's ability to combat climate change. The two sides resolve to stand behind these commitments.
In this context both sides believe that, while striving for finallegal agreement, an agreed outcome at Copenhagen should, based on theprinciple of common but differentiated responsibilities and respectivecapabilities, include emission reduction targets of developed countriesand nationally appropriate mitigation actions of developing countries. The outcome should also substantially scale up financial assistance to developing countries, promote technology development, dissemination andtransfer, pay particular attention to the needs of the poorest and mostvulnerable to adapt to climate change, promote steps to preserve andenhance forests, and provide for full transparency with respect to the implementation of mitigation measures and provision of financial,technology and capacity building support.
The two sides are committed to working together and with othercountries in the weeks ahead for a successful outcome at Copenhagen.
The two sides agreed that the transition to a green and low-carboneconomy is essential and that the clean energy industry will providevast opportunities for citizens of both countries in the years aheadand welcomed significant steps forward to advance policy dialogue andpractical cooperation on climate change, energy and the environment,building on the U.S.-China Memorandum of Understanding to EnhanceCooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment announced at thefirst round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue this July andformally signed during the Presidential visit.
The two sides recognized the importance of the Ten Year Framework on Energy and Environment Cooperation (TYF)and commit to strengthen cooperation in promoting clean air, water,transportation, electricity, and resource conservation. Through a new U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Action Plan underthe TYF, the United States and China will work together to achievecost-effective energy efficiency improvements in industry, buildingsand consumer products through technical cooperation, demonstration andpolicy exchanges. Noting both countries significant investments inenergy efficiency, the two Presidents underscored the enormousopportunities to create jobs and enhance economic growth through energysavings.
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