(BN) China, U.K. Agree to Work Together on Low-Emissions Growth


China, U.K. Agree to Work Together on Low-Emissions Growth
2011-01-10 18:24:02.591 GMT

By Catherine Airlie
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The U.K. Department for Energy and
Climate Change said it will work with China to cut carbon-
dioxide emissions.
The countries signed an agreement to share knowledge on
market mechanisms and measuring emissions to spur investment in
low-carbon technologies and energy efficiency, they said today
in a statement. They plan to publish a joint plan to reduce CO2
later this year.
China and the U.K. said they will focus on pilot projects
in Chongqing, Guangdong and Hubei provinces with a combined
population of 180 million people.
"Making green growth a reality for both countries will be
crucial for prosperity, the environment and for our energy
security," Chris Huhne, energy and climate change secretary,
said in an e-mail statement today.

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