China invested $ 30 bn in energy conservation in last 5 years

Nov 22, 2010 12:00 AM

China invested yuan 200 bn ($ 30.12 bn) to boost energy conservation and curb greenhouse gas emissions in the past five years.
He Bingguang -- a senior official of the department of resource conservation and environmental protection at the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's central planning agency -- made the statement in Beijing at a clean-technology conference.

The announcement comes just two weeks before Chinese officials head to Cancun, Mexico, for climate pact talks, which aim to fix a new framework for tackling global warming.
China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases from human activity, has made a domestic vow to reduce "carbon intensity", the amount of carbon dioxide emitted for each dollar of economic growth, by 40-45 % by 2020 compared to 2005.

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