On June 8th of 2009, WAN Gang，Minister of Science and Technology, met with a U.S. climate change delegation headed by John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Todd Stern, US Special Envoy for Climate Change.
WAN introduced MOST’s work in R&D and promotion of energy-saving and emission-cutting technologies, including clean energy vehicle, LED lighting, solar power, clean coal technology such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) , also the work on responding to climate change. He expressed the willingness to cooperate with the U.S. in climate, energy, environment, bio-technology and basic research. He said Chinese government supports universities, research institutes, and enterprises of both countries to build joint research centers.
The two also exchanged opinions on the 13th China-United States Joint Committee Meeting on Scientific and Technological Cooperation to be convened in the second half of this year.