China and India launch report on low carbon development

18 Mar 2014

imageThe ‘China-India Low Carbon Study’ represents one of the first collaborative efforts between key research institutes in both countries working on climate change-related issues.

The China-India low carbon study report, entitled Low Carbon Development in China and India: Issues and Strategies, was officially launched 18 March 2014 by Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute of India; Mr. Sun Zhen, Deputy Director General of the Department for Climate Change, National Development and Reform Commission; and Mr. Christophe Bahuet, Resident Representative a.i. of UNDP China at the closing ceremony of the Third China-India Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing.

The launch was witnessed by Chairman Xu Shaoshi of the National Development and Reform Commission of China and Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia of the Planning Commission of India, both of whom spoke highly of the report.

Chairman Xu highlighted the report twice in his closing remarks and in his interview with media, saying “China and India jointly released a low-carbon research report which reflects a new era of Sino-Indian cooperation. In the pursuit of improved development, we are actively carrying out cooperation in the field of green and low-carbon technologies and exploring more effective paths to achieve economic transformation and sustainable development.”

The event not only marks a successful conclusion of the China-India low carbon study but also helps lay a solid foundation for the next step to further deepen and widen the study on low carbon development between the two countries.