Minister Chen Jining meets with Esben Lunde Larsen, Danish Minister of Environment and Food in Beijing on May 5. The two sides exchange views on cooperation in the environment field.
Photo by Deng Jia, CENEWS
By Wang Kunting
BEIJING (CENEWS)-Minister Chen Jining met with Esben Lunde Larsen, Danish Minister of Environment and Food in Beijing on May 5. The two sides exchanged views on cooperation in the environment field.
Chen began by extending welcome to the delegation headed by Larsen and then gave a brief description of China’s ongoing environmental effort. He said, since the 18th National Congress of the CPC was held, China has made unprecedented efforts in environmental governance, launched the air, water, and soil pollution control initiatives, moved forward with a series of reforms on environmental schemes and mechanisms, and advanced the steady improvement of the ecological environment quality. However, China still faces complicated and chronic environmental problems that need more advanced technologies and more delicate management tools as solutions.
Chen said that as one of the world’s earliest countries to introduce environmental protection policies, Denmark has accumulated abundant managerial experience and state-of-art technologies in respect of clean energy, green industries, and wastewater treatment that are worthy of being learnt by China. China is ready to work with Denmark to explore creative cooperation patterns building on previous experience; establish a platform for cooperation among multiple players including the government, scientific research institutions, and environmental businesses; make earnest efforts to facilitate the collaborative research and development, application and replication of green technologies and the sharing of the outputs; and pursue the green development.
Larsen spoke highly of China’s endeavors and achievements in the area of environmental protection. He said, Denmark and China boast great cooperation potentials in the environment field, and Denmark is ready to work with China to continue with bilateral communications and cooperation, support the development of China-Denmark Environmental Protection Industrial Park (Zhaoqing), share state-of-art environmental technologies, and promote the environmental cause and sustainable development.
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