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China seeks green cooperation with EU in post-pandemic recovery
(EurActiv, 20 Nov 2020) Over the course of the last two months, China has made an emissions-busting pledge, while Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential race is likely to shift Washington’s climate policy.
Earlier this year, China announced a goal to reach carbon neutrality before 2060 – a pledge welcomed by European leaders as part of the international climate drive.
“We are clearly singing from the same hymn sheet, with green high-quality and low-carbon development,” said Xie Zhenhua, a special adviser for climate to the Chinese government during a recent Brussels event.
“China and the EU still have very strong potential for cooperation and very strong synergies in the marketplace,” he added.
“EU countries have encountered many obstacles, but have responded with very positive leadership – there is a strong potential for cooperation between China and the EU,” Xie said.
“China attaches great importance to the issue of coal power plants and no longer supports any projects that are related to it,” he added.
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