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China pledges to boost climate cooperation with UN

Updated: Sep 23,2014 9:32 AM     Xinhua

Zhang Gaoli (L), vice-premier and President Xi Jinping’s special envoy, meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit in New York Sept 22, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

UNITED NATIONS - Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli said at the United Nations on Sept 22 that Beijing will offer $6 million to support UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in promoting South-South cooperation on climate change.

Zhang, who is in New York to attend the UN Climate Summit on Sept 23 as President Xi Jinping’s special envoy, made the pledge in a meeting with Ban, who spoke highly of China’s active efforts and remarkable achievements in tackling the global threat.

Before their meeting, the two participated in a ceremony during which China donated a global land cover dataset at 30-meter resolution to the world body to help the international community fight climate challenges.

Zhang Gaoli (L), vice-premier and President Xi Jinping’s special envoy, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participate in a ceremony during which China donates a global land cover dataset at 30-meter resolution to the United Nations in New York Sept 22, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]

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