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Premier Wen says Copenhagen summit important moment for int'l tackling climate change

2009-12-01 10:10 BJT

NANJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday says the upcoming Copenhagen Conference represents another important moment in international action on climate change.

Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday says the upcoming Copenhagen Conference represents another important moment in international action on climate change.
Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday says the upcoming Copenhagen Conference repre-
sents another important moment in international action on climate change.

"The willingness and commitments to be expressed by countries at Copenhagen will promote the historic advancement of green economy and sustainable development," Wen said when delivering a speech at the closing ceremony of the fifth China-EU Business Summit.

Wen said the Chinese government will take an active and constructive part in the Conference and looks forward to a positive outcome at Copenhagen.

According to Wen, people need to establish a recycling and sustainable national economic system that generates high output with low input, and that is featured by low consumption and low emissions, so as to leave to future generations a planet where they can survive and thrive.

People need to transform the existing patterns of development and consumption and move the world to a development path characterized by high productivity, prosperous lives and sound ecology, Wen added.

A review of world industrialization over the last 200 years or more showed that the modernization of developed countries, with a population of no more than 1 billion, was achieved at a great cost of the resources and ecology of the whole world, he said.